Chargers CB Brandon Ghee, ready to show he’s for real: Exclusive Interview

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Potential – A word synonymous with the phrase “capable of becoming real.”


That is the goal of Chargers cornerback Brandon Ghee, to prove that he is Real.

I bring speed and I’m not one of those corners that are afraid to come up and hit you.

There’s not much game tape that can be found on Ghee’s early tenure in the NFL. But of course, little can be known about a player’s true ability to contribute on a team, if he doesn’t see the field very often.   However when free agency began in March and opportunity knocked, Ghee made sure he would answer.


“I had about four or five other offers, Ghee said. “The thing that I liked about San Diego is that I knew I’d have the opportunity to compete.”  


A 2010 third-round pick from Wake Forest, Ghee spent his first 4 seasons in the NFL as a member of The Cincinnati Bengals.


New Chargers cornerback Brandon Ghee appeared in 23 games over four seasons with the Bengals. His best could be yet to come. — AP


Unfortunately, he has battled injuries over the past few years. After a dislocated wrist put an end to his 2012 season, Ghee was turning heads in OTA’s and making a push in the 2013 preseason to solidify his value in the secondary. But a concussion and a thigh injury cost him 6 games, while he played the remaining 10 contributing primarily on special teams.


Like any player in transition with a new team, Ghee understands the challenges that he will encounter in training camp as well as how to face them.


“The biggest challenge is adapting to the new system. I think I’m doing pretty well, you got to get better everyday and hopefully have everything down by camp time.”  


Ghee has a great blend of size and speed for the position. At 6’0, 200 pounds, the former Demon Deacon’s versatility doesn’t go unnoticed. Capable of playing every corner position and not hesitant to lower his pads in run support, Ghee is as tough as he is competitive.


“I’m versatile. The more positions you play, the better opportunity you’ll have to play. I bring speed and I’m not one of those corners that are afraid to come up and hit you.”  

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  • Matt Pagels

    You have an awesome profile piece here Jake, good stuff man.

    • Jake Hefner

      Thank you very much Matt I appreciate it.

  • Gunnar Martin

    He should be able to compete for some decent playing time. I hope we don’t have to rely on him much, especially early on, but he could grow into a nice role in our secondary. Maybe he’ll be able to help us out on special teams too.

  • Gunnar Martin

    So I guess Kansas City finally gave up the fight and just straight up cut Brandon Flowers. Would you guys like it if we signed him?

    • shane

      prob don’t have much use for him, as we already have similar players in verrett and williams, but could still give him a shot

      • afroamongfew

        I think learning from a pro bowl CB whose strengths are in off-man would do wonders for Verrett and Williams, IMO.

    • powderBLUE801

      I would like us to get flowers. He could help us out when we play KC twice. Plus the added depth would be a bonus since we can’t rely on Ghee and Williams to stay healthy.

  • boldness

    Brandon Ghee was a big disappointment for us in cincy,not because of play but because he could not stay healthy he has great speed and can hit like a safety.I remember when we drafted him he was being compared to Jonathan Joseph .I hope he has a productive career with you guys except when Yall play us


    One of the better reads out there! keep it up man

    • Jake Hefner

      Thank you.

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    He better show he can stay healthy. I’m gonna take a look at the Bengals page and see how many articles say the exact same words about him

  • Cgoodness13

    Maybe he’s this seasons Dunlap?

    • Keith Hinkley

      no dude…don’t get sucked in. The Bolt Beat? seriously? win the award for watered down media. this is crap

  • Augie Baza

    Ghee has a lot of potential. We have a lot of CB’s with a lot off speed and potential that like to hit. We may have one of the fastest CB’s corp with the starters and depth in the whole NFL. Chargers backups would still be some of the fastest most explove CB cores in the NFL. Speed. Talent. If we stay heathy this year. We going deep and hopefully a Super Bowl. Almost every position is stacked. We are deep at every position. Charger players are playing for a spot on our team first and second on another team if they were to get cut
    . We are becoming the new 49ers and Seahawks.