The Los Angeles Rams had a slew of injuries to their defensive secondary towards the end of the regular season, losing safeties Jordan Fuller and Taylor Rapp for all of the post-season. This led them to make a shocking move, signing former star safety Eric Weddle out of retirement.
Weddle had not played in the NFL in two years prior to signing with the Rams. However, he has since made some key contributions for the team, playing in over 50 snaps in their last two playoff games, and helping them get to Super Bowl 56 where they’ll play the Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite his impressive performance so far this season for the team, Weddle went on AM 570 LA Sports this past week and confirmed that he will be going back into retirement following the Super Bowl.
“I know this is it,” said Weddle. “This is the chance of a lifetime to be able to be here with these guys and come back.”
“It’s amazing to know that I don’t have to save myself for next season. I gave it everything I got because listen, I don’t have anything left after this other than doing what I was doing before. After this Super Bowl, I move on and go back to my old life, and there will be no more comebacks.”
— AM 570 LA Sports (@AM570LASports) February 2, 2022
Weddle has been a star during his NFL career, making the Pro-Bowl six times while also being selected as a first-team All-Pro twice. While he’s no longer in a starring role for the Rams, he has made a very positive impact on the team, which certainly needed it to help them get here.
One thing has always eluded Weddle in his career and that is a Super Bowl championship. He will have his chance to compete for one this year and play a big role in doing so for the Rams on February 13 against the Bengals.