After 13 outstanding years of playing safety in the National Football League, Eric Weddle announces his retirement from playing professional football in the NFL. Weddle has played for the San Diego Chargers, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Los Angeles Rams throughout his illustrious career.

The Southern California native played his college football at the University of Utah from 2003 to 2006. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers with the 37th overall pick that year.

Weddle’s Career Achievements, Awards, and Honors:

Weddle was named to the NFL Pro Bowl 6 times (2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018). He was selected to the NFL’s First Team All Pro twice (2011, 2014), and he was selected to the NFL’s Second Team All Pro 3 times (2010, 2012, 2013). Weddle also led the National Football League in interceptions in 2011.

Rams Safety Eric Weddle Announces his Retirement from NFL 1

The long time feared safety was well known for being a leader no matter what team he played for in the NFL. In fact, he immediately emerged as a leader on the defense of the Los Angeles Rams last season (2019 – 2020) in his first year with the team. His teammates voted him as a captain of the defensive unit of the Los Angeles Rams. He became the on the field play caller of the 3 – 4 defense under former defensive coordinator of the Rams, Wade Phillips.

Weddle retires from playing in the NFL with one year left on his 2 year $10.5 million contract. His leadership on and off the field will be greatly missed by the Los Angeles Rams, but he feels like it is his time to step away from playing the game that he clearly loves.

Weddle’s Career Regular Season Defensive Statistics:

GamesDef InterceptionsFumblesTackles
YearAgeTmPosNo.GGSIntYdsTDLngPDFFFmbFRYdsTDSkCombSoloAstTFLQBHitsSftyAV
200722SDG32150100061.0544311331
200823SDGFS321616130350018611.012710522307
200924SDGFS32131324413171.5826814736
201025SDGFS/ss321616264141100.59680164111
2011*+26SDGFS321616789026110.08870183212
201227SDGFS3216163521238232001.09783144211
2013*28SDGFS32161622102191022701.011588275210
2014*+29SDGFS3216161170178200000.011491232011
201530SDGFS32131300006001000.5785523134
2016*31BALdb/SS32161649205313100001.08948411110
2017*32BALFS3216166851458201001.06349142110
2018*33BALFS321616000031.0685414249
201934LARS321616000040.01086939116
Career201186294674539883711319.511799032763823108
9 yrsSDG137122192903417053611316.5851683168321673
3 yrsBAL48481017715324301003.0220151695629
1 yrLAR1616000040.01086939116

Career Playoff Defensive Statistics:

GamesDef InterceptionsFumblesTackles
YearAgeTmPosGGSIntYdsTDLngPDFFFmbFRYdsTDSkCombSoloAstTFLQBHitsSfty
200722SDGS30100010.07500
200823SDGFS2200003010001.015321
200924SDGFS111.080
2013*28SDGFS22000010.06500
2018*33BALFS110.07010
Career9610005010002.056431331
4 yrsSDG8510005010002.0361321
1 yrBAL110.07010

Media Statements:

I’ve had a great run,” says Weddle. “No regrets, baby.”

“He’s played a lot, had a great career,” Rams head coach Sean McVay stated. “I’m very thankful and I’ve learned a lot from him.”

“Hell of a career,” teammate John Johnson tweeted after hearing about Weddle’s retirement. “This is the standard. Wish things went differently this season but I appreciate what you’ve done for me and @RamsNFL. Enjoy retirement, Turkey.”





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