There’s a good chance that veteran San Diego Chargers free agent safety Eric Weddle will sign with a new team by the time the weekend is over. However, while Weddle reportedly has “at least four irons in fire” as of Thursday night, his management team has since asked for patience on Twitter as their client continues his decision making process.
While we don’t know for sure, one would think that the Pittsburgh Steelers could potentially be one of the four teams that Weddle is considering signing with in addition to the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots.
On Thursday, it was reported that the Steelers think that Weddle is currently “too expensive” for them and there has been no indication that he has a visit to Pittsburgh set up.
Weddle has hinted for several weeks now that he wants to play for a team who he believes can win a Super Bowl and that money won’t be the deciding factor. The Steelers would obviously fit that criteria and on top of that, they could use another veteran safety to play alongside starter Mike Mitchell.
As far as Weddle ultimately signing with the Steelers goes, while head coach Mike Tomlin spoke very highly of him early last season prior to Pittsburgh playing the Chargers in Week 5, the franchise does have a long history of not signing outside defensive free agents on the wrong side of 30 to lucrative deals.
Eric Weddle has at least four irons in fire. Raiders are one. Just in talking phase with those teams now.
— Kevin Acee (@sdutKevinAcee) March 11, 2016
Patience. Have to make the right decision. We have lots to process https://t.co/sYOVD8wZcu
— DEC Management (@davidcanter) March 11, 2016