In need of some help in the secondary, the Los Angeles Rams have signed veteran safety Eric Weddle as they head into the playoffs against the Arizona Cardinals.
Remember when Eric Weddle played against the Arizona Cardinals for a season? If you said no, you’re probably not alone on that one. Weddle last played for the Los Angeles Rams in 2019, appearing in all 16 games. He didn’t have an interception that year though as he was mostly just a tackling safety.
Fast forward three calendar years and Weddle has come out of retirement to play for the Rams. What’s even more ironic about all of this is what he said years ago when he went to the Baltimore Ravens via free agency after nine years in San Diego. Weddle signed with the Ravens with the hopes to win a championship and go to the playoffs.
Weddle didn’t make it until his third and final season in Baltimore, and Weddle was also beat badly by Tyler Boyd’s miracle touchdown grab on 4th-and-12 in 2017, a play that knocked out the Ravens and put the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs for the first time in a long time.
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Signing a 37-year-old safety who hasn’t played since 2019 is scraping the bottom of the barrel if you ask me. Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris has lost his mind thinking this is a good addition. Imagine thinking this is the help your team needs to guard the likes of Cardinals receivers Christian Kirk and A.J. Green.
If there’s one person Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray should be targeting on Monday, it’s Weddle. The Cardinals could even put in the rarely-used Andy Isabella and let the speed he has to burn Weddle so bad that his beard gets singed. Weddle hasn’t had an interception since 2017, so he is no longer a ballhawk.
There are good intentions by Los Angeles, but this is almost laughable. The Rams may as well sign Brett Favre to be their backup quarterback at the rate they’re going.
See you on Monday, Mr. Weddle!