Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Denver adds another ex-Charger in Jammer
By Bill Williamson
A week after Charles Woodson opted for more money and a return to the Oakland Raiders, the Denver Broncos filled one of their final remaining needs -- a veteran in the secondary.
And they did it with another former San Diego Charger.
Denver added cornerback Quentin Jammer, who had spent the first 11 years of his career with the Chargers. Jammer hoped to return to San Diego, but the new Chargers brass -- including head coach Mike McCoy, who was previously the Broncos' offensive coordinator -- wanted to go young.
The versatile Jammer lands in a place where a veteran can help. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him convert to safety from cornerback in some situations. Denver wanted to add Woodson to cover the tight end (a problem area for the Broncos last season), to be a situational player and perhaps a blitzer from the secondary on occasion. I think that will be Jammer's role.
Jammer, who turns 34 next month, is a durable, physical player who is a leader in the locker room. He will likely be just a role player in Denver, but he should help.
Jammer is the third free agent Denver has signed from San Diego this offseason, joining guard Louis Vasquez and pass-rusher Shaun Phillips. Jammer is the last of our top 10 unrestricted AFC West free agents to sign with a team this offseason.
Interestingly, the man who negotiated the Jammer deal for Denver is Mike Sullivan, the Broncos’ salary-cap man. He was previously Jammer’s longtime agent.