Quentin Jammer is getting a little older and a little slower every time we see him out on the field. He is 32 years old and the speedy receivers like Stevie Johnson and Denarius Moore have given him fits this year. It seems that it is about that time to consider moving him over to the safety position.
It would be a whole new position to learn, but during the off-season we should let Jammer know if we plan to move him over so that he can prepare properly. He is a physical cornerback and he is not afraid to make tackles, so he would definitely be able to step up and help support the run game from the safety spot. He probably would make better attempts at tackling than Eric Weddle.
Jammer’s hands are made out of rucks, but so were Weddle’s hands and now he is sitting at the top spot in the league with seven interceptions. He might get more opportunities for those picks roaming in the middle of the field. He may not be able to keep up with the speedy young receivers anymore, but he still should have the wheels to cover tight ends.
With a move over to safety, he would be able to extend his career a handful more seasons. He seems to have that attributes that could transition well. He might be able to get his first invite out to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl as a safety.
Moving over to the safety position would create a nice combination of Weddle and Jammer roaming. Antoine Cason would have to step his game up and then Marcus Gilchrist would have to step in at the other corner spot. The corner position would look a little weak, so we would have to address the position in free agency or through the draft.
Courtland Finnegan is available in free agency, but we usually don’t make that type of splash in free agency, especially with AJ at the wheel. Gilchrist and Shareece Wright were drafted last season and it might be time for them to step up.