Remove Eric Weddle from your free agent wish list Vikings fan. The Chargers safety will remain a Chargers safety after agreeing to a contract that will reportedly make him the highest-paid safety in the history of the NFL.
Yes you read that correctly, the highest-paid safety in the history of the NFL. That’s what’s called breaking the bank for your guy. Obviously the Vikings were not willing to go anywhere near that high for someone who is thought of a solid but by no means elite player at his position, so they basically had no shot at Weddle despite any speculation that may have gone down the last couple of days.
The Vikings I assume are still looking around at other free agent safety options, with an eye toward replacing Madieu Williams who according to his agent has no interest in restructuring, meaning he will at some point be cut outright.