From the start, the addition of Eric Weddle was a great fit for the Ravens defense.
The free safety spent the first 9 seasons of his career with the San Diego Chargers, racking up Pro Bowls and All-Pro honors. In his last season with the Chargers, Weddle did not put up his best statistics and was ultimately not brought back. The bearded man eventually found a home in the charm city. The Ravens brought Weddle over last summer on a 4-year $26 million deal.
Since joining the birds, he has not skipped a beat. Pro Football focus ranked Weddle as the second best safety in 2016, and deservedly so. He was one of the Raven’s best defensive players last season. His hard-nose style of play fit perfectly into AFC North football. He finished the year with 89 combined tackles and 4 interceptions, his second best total in his career. Unfortunately, he was snubbed from the Pro-Bowl voting, but Ravens fans know how valuable he is.
Even when the Ravens were officially eliminated from the playoffs, Weddle said he would choose the Ravens over again. You have to love that. I give Weddle the highest grade out of all the free agents here. I threw the minus in only for the fact that he dropped those interceptions… C’mon man.