Eric Weddle is already saying all the right things for the Los Angeles Rams in regards to his new teammates in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.
Early on in the offseason, the Los Angeles Rams addressed their need at safety by signing Eric Weddle to a friendly two-year, $10.5 million deal since they knew keeping Lamarcus Joyner around was going to be too expensive.
Despite the veteran’s release from the Baltimore Ravens a few months ago, the fact that Weddle took home Pro Bowl honors in each of his three seasons with the team shows he still had plenty to offer for the Rams.
Even if Weddle only ends up being part of the short-term solution for Los Angeles, if it helps them achieve the ultimate goal of winning the Super Bowl, this is all that really matters.
Weddle’s veteran experience alone already makes it seem like this will end up being one of the best moves from the offseason for the Rams.
On Friday, Weddle took a break from playing at the American Century Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe to discuss all things Rams with some of the folks from NFL Total Access.
Numerous topics were discussed throughout the interview, but the one topic that stood out the most is the praise Weddle gave to his new teammates in Talib and Peters, claiming the cornerback duo were the best defenders he’s ever played with.
Looking back at some of the amazing defenses Weddle has been fortunate enough to play with over the last 12 years, this is quite the statement for the veteran safety, but also shows the potential on defense once again for the 2019 season.
While there were times throughout 2018 in which things weren’t always smooth on defense, the Rams have plenty of reasons to be excited about the duo of Talib and Peters heading into their second season playing together.
Take this into consideration with the impact Weddle is expected to make as well, all signs point to Los Angeles putting together one of the top defenses once again in 2019 to put them in better position to make another run at the Super Bowl.
If this does happen, don’t be surprised if Weddle, Talib, and Peters all play key roles on the defensive side of the football.