Nov 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) celebrates a broken up pass during the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

A Curious Case for Quentin Jammer


The clock has struck midnight and our cornerback situation is overturned and overturning. Quentin Jammer is on the market, no deals have been made just yet. At the end of this free agency extravaganza we could possibly see him without a team. If that is the case, could we bring Jammer back?

Quentin Jammer, once considered a “red chip” player has upheld the cornerback position for the San Diego Chargers for 11 years and only missed four games during that span. Believe it or not, based on ‘Pro-Football Reference’ Jammers value was tied for highest in his career which also could have very well landed him in his first pro-bowl. In the 2012 season, Jammer made his first interception touchdown and first fumble returned for a touchdown. Remarkable considering he’s never done that in his NFL career! Oddly enough, 2011 was marked his worst season since his rookie year. Hopefully, for his sake that means his slump was temporary and over. If he returns, he could potentially take over for the strong safety position instead.

If this long-time Chargers cornerback is still available after all teams are done with their free agent pick-ups there’s an option to re-sign familiarity. I doubt Tom Telesco will sign him since he plans to overhaul the team, but if he does, Jammer will likely become a safety. Tommy ultimately wants to re-build this team therefore, bringing back a broke piece is highly unlikely.

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  • RussinSactown

    Bringing him back would be good for continuity and he’s never struck me as much of a malcontent. But I’d rather see him move to safety and give up the CB spot to younger legs.

  • davacho

    safety please- great repoire and communication with weddle- would be light years ahead of any other safety we bring in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    As long as he’s inexpensive to re-sign, I think a lot of people wouldn’t mind having him back as a corner OR a safety. Also, as long as he doesn’t mind taking a back seat to the younger guys, if needed. We need to get whoever stays on the team some playing time…. Taylor, Stucky, Lynch, Cox, Wright, Gilchrist, and whoever we draft.
    A) We need to see what they can do, B) find out if any of them are the answer to a starting CB, or safety C) they need to get coached up properly (which is tough to do if they never see the field, outside of garbage time).
    The reason we have no idea on some of these guys, is because Norv loved to lean on his Vets. I wouldn’t want Jammer to eat up another year of valuable evaluation time, unless he absolutely played lights out! If he is just going to “serviceable or average”, then we would be wasting our time.

    • Maier Yancov

      given that Jammer has *never* played lights-out, I doubt he will start now

  • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

    i would take him back at safety without even thinking twice about it

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.hammond3030 Craig Hammond

    He’s still good. When the opposing teams QB has all the time in the world to throw, of course our corners will get torched. Cason was average at best. Jammer is talent, no matter how young the team gets we still need veteran leadership. I mean, for the right price of course.

    • Maier Yancov

      veteran leadership ?
      when did Jammer ever display leadership or mentoring ability ?

  • IronMountain

    Jammer wasn’t and isn’t broke, he is a solid corner, getting old, but he would be a soiid starter for the Chargers, and I hope they resign him.

    • Maier Yancov

      zero Pro Bowls
      zero years leading the team in INT’s
      always getting P.I. flags
      – basically stayed this long because there was no one else to field @ CB

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.vega.7 Joseph Vega

    Exactly he needs to be resigned as safety. Him and weddle in the back would be grea. He is ready to move to safety so let’s get it done. He is a leader and a great player. A hard hitter he is the next Harrison

  • Charger Fan

    Bring him back, hope this new organization realizes that he is of value and is steady. We all love Quinten and hope to see him back