Dec 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) reacts after the Cincinnati Bengals scored during the third quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Weddle Did Not Get Traded To The Denver Broncos

Eric Weddle did not get traded? What kind of a headline is that? Philip Rivers did not get traded? Antonio Gates did not get traded? What kind of headlines am I pulling here?

Eric Weddle did not get traded to the Denver Broncos, but for a little while there he thought he did and so did a few people in the twitter universe. Weddle’s agent, David Canter, let loose a firestorm by tweeting out that his client had been traded and he let Weddle know also.

…And he kept adding to the fire. He had a few people stunned about the move. but today is April 1st and today is a day where people love to play pranks. This one got a few people and I am happy it was just a prank. That would have SUCKED!!!

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  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    Ok Is Malcolm Floyd making it up too? To the browns for a third rounder? Whaaaa

    • Ernie Padaon

      i didn’t even see that one…. wouldnt that make my love for Tavon Austin grow a little more. :)

      • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

        Dude, when I saw it I had stopped paying attention to moves for a few hours and thought it was true……and thought to myself…..Nice a extra 3rd rounder! lol

        • Ernie Padaon

          that would be a steal for Malcom… just sayin

    • Ernie Padaon

      Just saw where the rumor came from… Facebook and it had his own name spelt wrong… Sigh.

      Honestly, a 3rd round pick for Malcom would have been a steal for us. We could have Danario, Vincent Brown, Tavon Austin and have picks to select linemen still

  • veazy

    what a fuckin asshole

  • Gary Tang

    My heart skipped a couple of beats for a minute

    • Ernie Padaon

      hahaha… i am so happy i was oblivious to the whole thing as it was on twitter

  • Rob Base

    I think I would have a complete melt down if Weddle left to the Donkies. Floyd I wouldn’t mind. Austin would be sick Ernie!!!!

  • Cgoodness13

    God they dont even have a good draft position why the hell would we trade weddle? Lol

  • blu3ny3llow

    Sobered up a bit…..but they realized I saw him on NFL network working out with the team…..haha

  • Brandon Reisinger

    Not funny!

  • Pete Spinning

    Next man up! Hahaha! How much cap space would that have freed up? J/k

    • Ernie Padaon


  • Pete Spinning

    … And we signed two no-name backups to replace him for depth!!! Lmao!

    • Paul Kokal

      Okay Pete,
      I’m ignorant here in the middle of the Pacific OCEAN. What does” Lmao” stand for?

      • Ernie Padaon

        Hahaha… It means “laughing my a$$ off”

      • Paul Kokal

        Think I just figured it out. “Laugh my a** off”?

        • Ernie Padaon

          Yup! :)

        • Pete Spinning

          Now you are using asterisks, I feel like a potty mouth. Hahaha!

      • Pete Spinning

        No worries man… it means “Laughing My Ass Off” = )

  • JoseSD

    Its best to not always take what you read on the internet as the truth, but on April 1st you should assume everything is a lie until its confirmed. But like someone else already said they showed him working out at the facility on NFL Total Access

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  • RussinSactown

    Well played David. But seriously we’re going to need to beat your ass now. It’s nothing personal. Just business…

    • arnie

      This. Definately This….

    • Ernie Padaon


  • Ignatius

    What if the team did trade Weddle? What could have gotten for him? Maybe a better running back and some draft picks… At least we could use him to get a good tackle. I don’t mean to disrespect Weddle because he has played his heart out but a good safety are a dime a dozen while good quarterbacks are so scarce that even someone with one playoff win got a top-dollar deal similar to a superbowl winning quarterback. This league is tailor made for the offense and that’s how teams have won it so even if it’s an April fool’s joke, it made me think for a while. Maybe the only fools are the Chargers brass who don’t see this a golden opportunity then again, I still keep spending my time and money on this team, April fools?

    • Ernie Padaon

      a good safety? This is the best safety in the league….. we still have been trying to replace Rodney Harrison since we sent him packing

      • Ignatius

        And the team is still doing it since Weddle is a Free Safety while Harrison was a Strong Safety. Two different positions on the defensive field.

  • Nolan

    Idk if I could be a fan anymore if that happened weddles my favorite player. I hate April fools

    • Ernie Padaon

      you can still root for Weddle, but then just root that his team sucked