San Diego Chargers are in turmoil at the moment. The local media are ripping the team for all but announcing their departure to Los Angeles in the near future, and personnel at the Chargers are very uncomfortable with the move.
It has been reported that star quarterback Philip Rivers is very much against the idea of moving to LA, and it is said that the Chargers are now considering trading the five-time Pro Bowler.
Just to add to the bad news of the last week for Chargers fans is the fact that Rivers has been joined by defensive star Eric Weddle, who has also revealed his displeasure with the San Diego franchise.
Rather than Weddle's opinion coming to us via unnamed sources like Rivers' view, the defense star took the much more direct approach and told UT-San Diego's Kevin Acee that he feels "highly disrespected" by the Chargers' decision to stall on new contract talks.
"We've come to them numerous times and said we want to be part of the team, we want to retire as a Charger," Weddle explained, NFL.com reported. "We've completely gotten pushed aside."
These comments should be very worrying for Chargers fans. Weddle has been the most consistent player on San Diego's defense in the last few years, winning their Defensive Player of the Year Award three straight seasons.
In the last year of his current deal and coming off the back of arguably his best NFL campaign, it is not surprising that Weddle wants another contract, and it's dangerous for San Diego to be playing with his emotions.
Things have got so bad for Weddle that the front office's stance has made him make worrying comments such as this: "There is no reason for me to put out any more effort."
Weddle, a three-time Pro Bowler, is set to earn $7.5 million in the final year of his five-year, $40 million deal, which he signed in 2011. It will be interesting to see whether or not San Diego plays ball and offers the 30-year-old another big deal.
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