Buried beneath the poor week 1 and 2 showings of the Chargers defense has been the stellar play of #23. Quentin Jammer has long been one of the most consistent players on the Chargers (and probably one of the most consistent players in the entire NFL) but this year, it's obvious that Jammer is on the top of his game. He's in his prime; absolutely shutting down his receivers, making tackles he shouldn't even have to make, and being a role model to the young defensive backs on the team.
Jammer is one of the longest tenured Chargers - only David Binn, Jamal Williams, and Ladainian Tomlinson have more years in San Diego than Quentin. Although he isn't much of a talker, Jammer is absolutely a leader on the defense and an example for everyone on how to play the game. He deserves more recognition - in fact, he should probably be voted a captain with the loss of Merriman on the year.
#23 is leading his team in tackles, has a forced fumble to his credit, and has continued to play like the shutdown corner he is. The thing you have probably heard before is that he struggles to get interceptions. Although is is frequently in position to make a play on the ball, Jammer would much rather negate the pass to his side rather than take the gamble on an interception. So while other cornerbacks around the league might have higher interception totals, you can be sure that they probably give up more big plays and touchdowns than Jammer does.
As any offensive coordinator around the league their opinion on #23 and I guarantee you they'll call him a great player. If he can manage a career high 5 interceptions on the year and continue to play like he always does (making tackles, shutting down receivers, limiting YAC, supporting the run), then I see no reason why Jammer can't make the Pro Bowl. In fact, lets start the campaign right here, right now. Who's with me?
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