The San Diego Chargers had little chance of upsetting the Denver Broncos Thursday night once Jason Verrett left the game. Already without Brandon Flowers, that left San Diego having to defend Denver high-flying offense, and they allowed the Broncos to go on a 28-7 run between the final minutes of the second quarter and into the fourth quarter.
Verrett exited the game in the second quarter with an injury to his already-injured shoulder, and he may have damaged it further to the point he'll miss significant time, writes Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo.
There's a fear Chargers rookie CB Jason Verrett made his shoulder injury worse last night and could miss significant time, sources say.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 24, 2014
This is a very scary situation for Verrett, who had surgery following his final college football season to repair a torn shoulder labrum. That ultimately was what led him to falling to San Diego at pick No. 25.
Personally, I liked Verrett as a player more than Bengals rookie CB Darqueze Dennard, who went 24th-overall, but the injury concerns with Verrett made Dennard the safer pick.
The Bengals scouted both players and even had coaches attend both of their pro days, but when it came down to it, they liked Dennard more.
The jury will be out for awhile as to who made the better pick, but this setback for Verrett is why teams were skeptical of him coming into the NFL. The Bengals still have yet to really see what Dennard can offer.