The San Diego Chargers only important free agent to re-sign this offseason was Donald Butler, and GM Tom Telesco and the organization were already proactive and locked him up. Safety and special teams standout Darrell Stuckey was next in-line to get a new deal from the Chargers, and official site editor Ricky Henne announced that the Chargers have re-signed him to a multi-year deal.
Terms of the contract have not been announced, but I’m sure the Chargers signed the backup defensive back on the cheap. The 26-year-old Kansas product doesn’t play much, but he gives the team quality depth in the secondary and is one of the best special teams players around. Top special-teamers are always in demand, so it’s no surprise that the Chargers have locked up Stuckey. It will obviously be interesting to get into specifics, but I would be surprised if this isn’t another solid re-signing for the Chargers shrewd front office.
In 16 appearances last season, Stuckey recorded 23 tackles and a pass defended in what was the best year of his career, and he was always fully expected to receive a new deal. The Chargers offseason will definitely heat up once free agency opens, and cornerback will be the focal point.