We were wondering where Eric Weddle would land in free agency. There was a lot of babble about the possibility of him joining the Oakland Raiders, but instead he will be moving out of the AFC West and will be heading to the Baltimore Ravens. The old man was able to make a good chunk of change as well.
Ravens land safety Eric Weddle. Deal is worth $29M for 4years with $13M guaranteed. Weddle will make $9 million this year
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 14, 2016
We will miss Eric Weddle in the secondary, but the Chargers did not want to pay him the money that he was looking for and moved in a different direction. The team used the money on other players to anchor the defense and will be hoping that the changes that were made on defense will help this team build up a solid foundation.
The secondary will be very different with Weddle out. At the moment, the Chargers will be starting Jahleel Addae and Dwight Lowery at the safety spots. Those are not names that will really scare teams back there. The corners are pretty solid though, especially if Brandon Flowers can step back up to be a solid playmaker.
Jason Verrett is the playmaker of the group at corner. He will be put on an island to lock down the top wide receivers on teams. Brandon Flowers will likely be on the other side and will need to play better. Casey Hayward was just aded onto the roster and will see a lot of playing time. He will cover the slot and will likely move outside from time to time.
The secondary is different. We will see if it is better. It all starts up front. Will the Chargers be able to create pressure on quarterbacks?