It has become painfully obvious that the San Diego Chargers are parting ways with their defensive captain Eric Weddle. The relationship between the two sides is fractured beyond repair and his time in San Diego is clearly over.
I thought it was fitting to show some videos of him and paying homage to a great Chargers player who sadly was dismissed by the team early. Seems to be a common theme for the Chargers as they constantly have trouble parting ways with their former players.
Weddle will leave the Bolts after nine seasons. He recorded 680 solo tackles and 168 assisted tackles and only missed seven games in his Chargers career (three in 2015). He has recorded six and a half sacks as a Charger and picked off 19 balls and scored four total defensive touchdowns. The three time pro-bowl safety will easily go down as one of the franchises best players on defense.
The first video is a classic.
Eric Weddle gets selected 37th by the San Diego Chargers in the 2007 draft. A great moment for the Weddle family. This shows the emotion of the family and how excited the young safety was to start his pro career. Look how young the safety was. 22 with his whole career in front of him. Chargers fans can’t help but to get emotional watching this video. Enjoy.
January 17, 2009
Weddle touchdown fumble return for 86 yards against the Atlanta Falcons. This is his only touchdown on a fumble return so far in his nine-year career.
9-21-14 Big hit by Weddle vs. Buffalo Bills.
Despite the size he was fierce on the football field. Chargers fans will remember that about the safety. He did what he had to do to make the play and was constantly around the ball.
Eric Weddle highlight video.
A very nice tribute to him. He was all over the field in his prime. Chargers fans have to think a motivated Weddle could easily be that type of player again. Only time will tell.
An Eric Weddle player profile
An inside look at Weddle and his family way back when the safety had first entered the league. Despite playing elsewhere in the future, he will always be considered a San Diego Charger.