San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett missed most of last season with a shoulder injury and has played only 11 snaps in the preseason so far. But he expects to get extended action this weekend against a familiar opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.
One of the few games Verrett played last year was in the team’s 30-21 win over Seattle in Week 2, so he’s familiar with facing the dynamic Seahawks quarterback, Russell Wilson.
“We’re going against a quarterback who can get out of the pocket, so you’re going to always have to stay with your man,” Verrett said to ESPN.
For Verrett, it doesn’t really matter who he’s playing right now, he’s just happy to be back out on the field.
“It’s always good, no matter who you play against, to go out there and compete against somebody else, versus coming to practice and seeing the same receivers,” Verrett said.
The Chargers’ 2014 first-round selection has impressed even without extensive game action, and his teammates are expecting big things from the second-year player.
“He’s going to be the best cornerback in the league,” Stevie Johnson told the San Diego Union Tribune in early August.
While playing with the Buffalo Bills, Johnson faced one of the best corners in the league, Darrelle Revis, and he sees similarities between the two.
“Not saying that they’re the same guy — I don’t want to be taking anything away from Darrelle Revis. They are individuals. But when I line up against him, I feel the same way about Jason Verrett as I do Darrelle Revis.”
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