Offseason Issues Demonstrating Major Crisis of Leadership for Chargers

June 2, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Quarterback Philip Rivers has been reluctant to engage in long-term contract talks with the San Diego Chargers this offseason. At first, he didn’t want to talk at all, fueling trade speculation prior to the draft. The offensive captain is unsure if he wants to remain with the Chargers if they move to Los Angeles—at least that’s the story.
Now, the team won’t engage in contract talks with free safety Eric Weddle as he heads into the final year of his deal, per Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune. The defensive captain wants to stay with the team, but he has stayed away from voluntary team activities, only for head coach Mike McCoy to call him out in front of the players that did attend.
In Acee’s words: "Prior to the first organized team activity last Monday, McCoy told the assembled players, in essence, to move on without Weddle, that a player unhappy with his contract shouldn’t bail on his team."
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