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Jason Verrett (born June 18, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at TCU.

Jason Verrett
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Verrett at the 2016 Pro Bowl
No. 27 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1991-06-18) June 18, 1991 (age 28)
Fairfield, California
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Angelo Rodriguez
(Fairfield, California)
College:Texas Christian
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Total tackles:80
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Pass deflections:19
Interceptions:5
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Verrett attended B Gale Wilson Middle School and attended Angelo Rodriguez High School, where he played football and ran track. In football, he played running back on offense and cornerback on the defensive side.[1] He received Back of the Year honors on offense his junior and senior years. In track & field, Verrett competed in the 100-meter dash event in 2007, clocking a PR of 11.87 seconds at the SCAC FINALS Meet, where he took 3rd in the freshman/sophomore finals.[2] This was the only year he competed in track.

College careerEdit

After graduating high school with no college scholarship offers, Verrett opted to attend Santa Rosa Junior College. While at SRJC, Verrett was named to the all-conference first team in 2010. He was considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[3]

In 2011, he went to TCU and had 58 tackles. The following year, he had 63 tackles and a team-leading six interceptions. He was a first team All-Big 12 selection.[1] He was also named an All-American by Sports Illustrated.[4]

Professional careerEdit

He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. Verrett finished second, among all participating defensive backs, in the 40-yard dash.[5] On March 6, 2014, Verrett attended TCU’s pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed the bench press and vertical jump. He impressed scouts by performing 19 reps on the bench press with a torn labrum in his shoulder.[6][7]

External video
  Jason Verrett’s NFL Combine Workout
  Breaking Down TCU CB Jason Verrett

Verrett attended a private workout with the Carolina Panthers and also met with multiple teams for pre-draft visits. He had pre-draft visits with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, and St. Louis Rams. On March 17, 2014, Verrett underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum he sustained during the season.[8] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Verrett was projected to be a mid to late first round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the third best cornerback prospect in the draft by Sports Illustrated and NFL analyst Bucky Brooks, was ranked the fourth best cornerback by DraftScout.com, and was ranked the fifth best cornerback by NFL analyst Mike Mayock.[9][10][11]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 9 12 in
(1.77 m)
189 lb
(86 kg)
30 58 in
(0.78 m)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.38 s 1.50 s 2.54 s 4.00 s 6.69 s 39 12 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
19 reps 17
All values from NFL Combine[12]

San Diego / Los Angeles ChargersEdit

2014Edit

The San Diego Chargers selected Verrett in the first round (25th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Verrett was the fourth cornerback drafted in 2014, behind Justin Gilbert (8th overall), Kyle Fuller (14th overall), and Darqueze Dennard (24th overall).[13] Verrett became the highest selected TCU defender since Bob Lilly in 1961.

External video
  Chargers draft Jason Verrett 25th overall
  2014 NFL Draft Profile: Jason Verrett

On May 29, 2014, the San Diego Chargers signed Verrett to a four-year, $7.88 million contract that includes $6.39 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $4.05 million.[14]

Throughout training camp, Verrett competing against Shareece Wright, Richard Marshall, and Brandon Flowers.[15] Head coach Mike McCoy named Verrett the third cornerback on the depth chart to start the regular season, behind Brandon Flowers and Shareece Wright.[16]

External video
  Jason Verrett intercepts Derek Carr

He made his professional regular season debut in the San Diego Chargers’ season—opened at the Arizona Cardinals and recorded four combined tackles and defected a pass during their 18–17 loss. On September 14, 2014, Verrett earned his first career start in place of Brandon Flowers who suffered a groin injury.[17] Verrett was inactive for the Chargers’ 33–14 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4 due to a hamstring injury.[18] On October 12, 2014, Verrett recorded a season-high six solo tackles, broke up two passes, and made his first career interception during a 31–28 victory at the Oakland Raiders in Week 6. Verrett intercepted a pass by Raiders’ rookie quarterback Derek Carr with 1:13 remaining in the game to seal the Chargers’ victory.[19][20] Verrett left the game in the third quarter after injuring his labrum in three places while diving for a pass, but returned to finish the game.[21] The following week, Verrett was inactive for the Chargers’ Week 7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs due to his torn labrum.[22] In Week 8, Verrett attempted to play with his shoulder injury after cornerbacks Brandon Flowers and Steve Williams were listed as inactive due to injuries. Verrett made one tackle before exiting in the second quarter of the Chargers’ 31–25 loss at the Denver Broncos.[23] On November 15, 2014, the San Diego Chargers officially placed Verrett on injured reserve for the rest of his rookie season. Verrett required surgery to repair three tears to his labrum and a tear to his rotator cuff.[24] He finished his rookie season in 2014 with 19 combined tackles (18 solo), four pass deflections, and one interception in six games and four starts.[25]

2015Edit

Verrett entered training camp slated as a starting cornerback after Shareece Wright departed for the San Francisco 49ers during free agency.[26] Head coach Mike McCoy named Verrett and Brandon Flowers the starting cornerbacks to begin the regular season. They started alongside nickelback Patrick Robinson and safeties Eric Weddle and Jahleel Addae.[27]

Verrett was inactive during a Week 4 victory against the Cleveland Browns due to a foot injury.[28] On November 9, 2015, Verrett made a season-high three pass deflections and returned an interception by Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler during a 22–19 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 9. Verrett intercepted a pass that was originally intended for wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey and returned it for a 68-yard touchdown during the second quarter.[29] In a Week 14, Verrett collected a season-high eight solo tackles, deflected a pass, and intercepted a pass by Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith during a 10–3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. His interception ended Alex Smith's streak of 312 consecutive pass attempts without an interception.[30] He was inactive for the Chargers’ Week 17 loss at the Denver Broncos. Verrett finished the season with 47 combined tackles (42 solo), 12 pass deflections, three interceptions, and one touchdown in 14 games and 13 starts.[25] On January 14, 2016, it was announced that Verrett was selected to play in the 2016 Pro Bowl as a late replacement for Darrelle Revis.[31][32]

2016Edit

Verrett entered training camp slated as a starting cornerback. Head coach Mike McCoy named Verrett and Brandon Flowers the starting cornerbacks to start the regular season.[33] He started in the San Diego Chargers’ season-opener at the Kansas City Chiefs and recorded two combined tackles, deflected a pass, and made an interception during their 33–27 loss. On October 2, 2016, Verrett collected a season-high six solo tackles and deflected a pass during a 35–34 loss against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. On October 5, 2016, it was reported that Verrett underwent an MRI after complaining of soreness and was diagnosed with a partially torn ACL.[34] Verrett has played through the injury and was thought to have torn his ACL in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars[35] On October 7, 2016, the San Diego Chargers officially placed Verrett on injured reserve for the remainder of the season.[36] Verrett finished the 2016 NFL season with 13 combined tackles (11 solo), three pass deflections, and one interception in four games and four starts.[25]

2017Edit

On January 1, 2017, the San Diego Chargers fired head coach Mike McCoy after they finished the previous season with a 5–11 record.[37] On April 24, 2017, the San Diego Chargers opted to exercise the fifth-year, $8.52 million option on Verrett's rookie contract.[38] Verrett entered training camp slated as a starting cornerback under new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Head coach Anthony Lynn named Verrett and Casey Hayward the starting cornerbacks to begin the regular season.[39] He started in the San Diego Chargers’ season-opener at the Denver Broncos and made one solo tackle during their 24-21 loss. Following the game, Verrett began to develop knee soreness and was inactive for their Week 2 loss against the Miami Dolphins. On September 23, 2017, the San Diego Chargers placed Verrett on injured reserve after he injured his knee and elected to undergo knee surgery.[40] He was limited to one tackle in one game and one start in 2017.[25]

2018Edit

On July 27, 2018, Verrett tore his Achilles tendon on the first day of training camp, ruling him out for the entire 2018 season.[41] He was placed on injured reserve on August 2, 2018.[42]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On March 14, 2019, Verrett signed a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[43] He was placed on injured reserve on October 3, 2019 with an ankle injury.[44]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team GP COMB TOT AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2014 SD 6 19 18 1 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
2015 SD 14 47 42 5 0.0 0 0 0 3 68 23 68 1 12
2016 SD 4 13 11 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
2017 LAC 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 25 80 72 8 0.0 0 0 0 5 68 13.6 68 1 19

ReferencesEdit

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