The All-Pro safety is currently set to become a free agent after this season and isn’t feeling the lack of security – he wants to ink an extension before the season begins.
The Chargers, meanwhile, remain hesitant to open their check book and pay the man a year before they’re required to. Weddle is among the top safetys in the League, and will be paid like it when his time comes.
He simply believes that his time to get paid is now, as opposed to the Chargers who hope to get one more “prove it” year out of him.
The result of this gridlock, at first, was just a hold out from OTA’s.
“I’m not coming anytime soon until something on their side is gonna be said,” Weddle said May 5. “They know where we’re at, and they obviously know their stance, so we’ll see what happens from there.”
Now it appears that irreparable damage has been done to their relationship, and 2015 may be the final season for Eric Weddle in a Chargers uniform.
The Chargers won’t discuss a contract extension with their disgruntled All-Pro safety until the end of the 2015 season, according to Weddle’s agent, David Canter via the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee.
“He’ll be excited about playing this year and then hit free agency,” Canter said Monday.
To me that sounds like a man ready to move on, but who knows? Agents are always positioning their clients to the media.
Looks like we’ll have to wait until the free agency period next season to find out. One things for sure, though, (barring injury) Weddle is about to get that money he wants.