There’s no doubt that it appeared from the start of free agency the one player the Steelers had their eyes on the most was safety Eric Weddle, who fans thought would be a perfect fit for the teams’ defense.
Today, the Steelers and other teams with interest got their answer on Weddle’s future – and it couldn’t have been worse.
Reports say that Weddle is going to sign with the Steelers biggest rival, the Baltimore Ravens. Adam Schefter of ESPN says it’s a four-year deal worth $26 million.
Ravens gave former Chargers S Eric Weddle a 4-year, $26 million deal, including $13 million in first two years, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2016
There’s no doubt this is a blow to the Steelers, who really would have loved to have had Weddle in their defensive secondary. He’s 31 years old, and played nine seasons with the Chargers before hitting the market.