Tre Boston had the best year of his professional career in his lone season with the Los Angeles Chargers last year. It didn’t lead to him getting the offer to stick around that he was hoping for.
Now, over four months after the free-agent signing period began, Boston will be playing in a new city.
Veteran safety Tre Boston is signing with the Arizona Cardinals on a 1-year deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2018
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Boston has agreed to a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. There, he will reunite with Steve Wilks, the Cardinals new head coach and the former defensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers, Boston’s first team.
It’s interesting that Boston, who was hoping for a long-term deal based on his five-interception performance with the Chargers last season. He apparently realized, finally, that this year’s market just wasn’t going to bring that.
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Boston started in 15 games for the Chargers last season, but general manager Tom Telesco gambled by not bringing him back, believing some of the younger players on the roster made him expendable. That gamble paid off in spades when Florida State safety Derwin James fell to the Chargers with the No. 17 overall pick in the draft.
Many criticized the organization for not bringing back a player that was productive last season. That question was posed here as well.
The Chargers felt that Boston was either asking for too much money or just wasn’t the right fit. That much was made clear when Adrian Phillips was re-signed and the team also chose to bring in Jaylen Watkins instead.
It seems that in the end, this is a move that will work out for both parties.