Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Eric Weddle Could Even Make the Pro Bowl One Day!

The Chargers just signed Eric Weddle to a 5 year $40 million contract with something like $19 million guaranteed. All that's left now is for him to earn it. This shouldn't be surprising considering AJ had Acee blowing up Weddle's street value for a bout a month before the lockout just to prepare us all for the inevitable inflated contract offer. What I have a hard time reconciling with is that if you are prepared to pay $40 million, why not at least let the guy test the free market? He's already expressed his love for the town and the team, and nobody was going to get near that price on him. Honestly, it's like AJ is still trying to piss off Shawne Merriman.

Oh, and in case you didn't catch it, another highly overpaid Chargers player-one game wonder and sometimes serviceable roster spot filler-Jyles Tucker has been released. Look out, Merriman, he's coming to Buffalo to steal your job.

Can somebody please explain to me again why this organization was so bent on not paying Vincent Jackson last year? Not mediocre enough?

Update: How did I miss this line from Acee's article?

Moreover, he has been in position for several more game-changing plays that the Chargers expect him to actually make in the future.

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