The Chargers plan on re-signing defensive back Jaylen Watkins.
DB Jaylen Watkins is returning to the #Chargers on a 1-year deal, source said. Watkins tore his ACL during a very promising preseason and now is back in LA for another year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 15, 2019
Watkins, who won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles against the Patriots in 2017, tore his ACL in preseason last year. Adding Watkins will help Los Angeles address the problems that were exposed in the AFC Divisional Round against the Patriots in Foxborough.
Watkins has played in 36 games in his career. He has eight passes defended and 52 total tackles to his name in his four years in the NFL.
He will join a young, star-studded secondary that already features Derwin James, Jahleel Addae, and Casey Hayward Jr.
Jaylen Watkins stays with Chargers https://t.co/fcCUNayYSi— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 15, 2019
Returning from a torn ACL is no small task, especially for a player in the secondary, but the team seems confident that the former fourth-round pick has what it takes to return to form and help the team contend for a Super Bowl title.
Watkins will look to improve upon the strong preseason he had last year prior to the injury.