Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett opts for season-ending knee surgery

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Sep 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett (22) reacts after defending a pass during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett (22) reacts after defending a pass during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers starting cornerback, Jason Verrett, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. For the second consecutive year, the Chargers marquee man in the defensive backfield will be placed on Injured Reserve, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

In 2016, Verrett played in just four games before suffering a season-ending knee injury. The Chargers’ first-round draft pick in 2014, Verrett has played in just 25 career games and will have missed 39 games at the end of this season.

The Chargers picked up Verrett’s fifth-year option, meaning he’ll be guaranteed a base salary of $8.5 million in 2018 if his knee injury prevents him from passing a physical next year.

This is a tough loss for the Chargers defended, who had been counting on Verrett to provide stability to their secondary. With Verrett out, Trevor Williams will undoubtedly see an increased role in the Bolts defense.

The 0-2 Chargers welcome the Kansas City Chiefs to StubHub Center on Sunday, September 24.

Mike D’Abate is the Managing Editor for cover32.com/Chargers and covers the Los Angeles Chargers. He is also a National Content Writer for cover32.com and covers the NFL.
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