Manti Te’o is still not on the practice field for the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers need to get him back on the field as soon as possible, but that sprained foot still is not cooperating. It has been more than a month since he has been on the football field.
There are big expectations of him. Bront Bird filled in for Te’o against the Houston Texans and led the team in tackles, but that doesn’t tell the story. A lot of those tackles were made down the field and he had a couple of touchdowns caught on him.
I am ready to see Manti on the field. Hopefully he can live up to some of those expectations. I don’t need him to be All Pro coming out of the gate. I expect him to make some rookie mistakes, but I also expect to see him to make some game changing plays.
We need him out on the field and we need him now.