Hakeem Nicks Mentions Philip Rivers As a QB He Would Like to Play With

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Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) stiff arms San Diego Chargers free safety Eric Weddle (32) in the first quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Now comes the question, should we bring him onto the roster? ABSOLUTELY!

When you have a chance to bring in that type of talent on the roster with big time motivation,  you can take that rental. It would be at least a rental, but could turn into a huge thing for the team. If you bring him in on a one-year deal, then he gets his opportunity to prove himself and we get the benefits of his play during the season. If he doesn’t work out, then we aren’t hooked in on a long-term deal.

Why wouldn’t you want that type of talent on the offense? Why would you say no to a player that is motivated to prove their worth?

We have other needs on the roster. We have needs on defense, but there are not going to be many opportunities to sign a player of this caliber for a “low cost” deal. We still have draft picks to use. We still have some money to work with.

Have you seen what corners have been signing deals for? Sam Shields just got a boat-load of money to stay with the Packers. The other free agent corners are going to look to make a good amount of money as well. We may have to rely on a rookie corner in the coming season. Luckily Tom Telesco has shown that he can make good draft picks.

I would love Hakeem Nicks on this roster Just imagine this on the roster:

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Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • arnie

    Sounds good, one problem. What do the chargers have plenty of? Players that are good in the short passing game, slants, hooks curls, etc. What do the Chargers need at this position? I’ll give you a hint. The one thing you mentioned he dose not have. Speed to beat defense over the top.

    Pass.

  • Diegoblue

    Without a doubt … Allen & Nicks would be dangerous… Worried about his health and what type of $$ he would be lookin for.. But ABSOLUTELY for a one year then we take it from there

  • jamfed

    Nick’s in a #1 WR, and probably wants a fairly big contract. I don’t think he’d get the catches or the cash he expects in SD.

  • Nick Lee

    If he can stay healthy and maybe accept a paycut from what he was getting/expecting from New York, this would be an awesome sign.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I wouldn’t be concerned about his health. I’d be more concerned about what’s between his ears.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      but the motivation will be there.. .at least for one season. the question would be on a long-term deal

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        True. I think he’ll end up with Indy but only time will tell.

        • Gunnar Martin

          I think he’d be an awesome fit with the Panthers. Besides growing up in Charlotte, he’s kind of the missing link in their offense, especially if Smith ends up leaving. Newton would sure love him.

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I for some reason thought he was taller.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      because he jumps so high

  • Julien Bélair

    With all the receiver in the draft I am not sure. I guess a 2 years deal at a decent price would do it. And we draft a young player to rotate with our 2 starting wrs and to do returns

  • arnie

    Sounds good, one problem. What do the chargers have plenty of? Players that are good in the short passing game, slants, hitches, curls, ins etc. What do the Chargers need at this position? I’ll give you a hint. The one thing you mentioned he does not have. Speed to beat a defense over the top.

    Pass.

    • Tazzster

      Totally agree with this.

      Plus, you need to worry about guys who feel the need to hit the press to market yourself. Sounds like a agent move. “Nicks, why don’t you hold a press conference and mention some quarterbacks you would like to play for, because we are not getting many calls right now.”

  • Sergio Quintero

    I will give love to Nicks implying that Eli is not the best QB for his future production, any veiled insult to that tool is always appreciated.

    The good on Nicks: Rivers will get him the ball and even if he’s the no.2 WR he should exceed 1000 yards even he plays 13-14 games, and bring a WR with deep ball skills.

    The bad on Nicks: Has consistently missed a game here and there, and probably thinks of himself as an elite WR wanting elite money, the chargers will not spend elite money in his direction.

    • boltingindiego

      he will not get elite money or shouldn’t at least this year after his past 2 years of production and health problems. Most likely he will sign a 1 year deal to prove he can stay healthy and get a long term deal.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        that is exactly what i am thinking.

      • Sergio Quintero

        It only takes one team to be stupid, and its really easy to be stupid when you have 65 million in cap space like the raiders, they must feel we have to use this space on something. The chargers under Telesco seems to be Walmart shoppers, they’ll leave the luxury buying to the Redskins.

  • Julien Bélair

    I mentioned Rivers also why no one is writing about me ? come one create some buzz

  • Nick Mansoor

    meh, why not.