After the announcement the other day that Jeremiah Attaochu has signed with your San Diego Chargers, that only leaves the first-round selection of Jason Verrett to sign from the 2014 draft class. With the new CBA in place, the signing of rookies has become incredibly simplistic. It is only a matter of time until Verrett signs his deal to “officially” become a Charger.
The Bolts were able to sign the last four draft choices of this year’s class in one day earlier this past week. Despite the ease of signing rookies in this day and age, being a Charger fan automatically puts one in a place to be nervous for absolutely no reason.
It has been said that Verrett’s injury will keep him off of the practice field until as late as August. He’ll most likely be slotted to start opposite of Shareece Wright in week 1. Although being healthy and on the field is the ideal situation, Jason will be taking mental reps for the time being.
One thing that is perfectly clear, Jason Verrett will be welcomed with open arms. The San Diego secondary has been in need of a playmaker like him for the last few years. The cornerback position has been a bit of a mess and it needs a guy like Verrett to come in and start.
With an improved secondary and healthy players in Dwight Freeney and Melvin Ingram, the Charger defense should be able to get after opposing quarterbacks and create turnovers; a problem they had last year that allowed offenses to pick them apart.
There is no rush to sign Verrett, but I wouldn’t expect it to take too much longer. Getting all of the team’s draft picks signed is one less thing to worry about going into the 2014 season.