The Chargers announced that they have signed first-round cornerback Jason Verrett, according to Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune. With the signing, the Chargers now have their entire draft class under contract.
The Chargers drafted the former TCU standout with No. 25 overall pick. The 5-10, 189-pound athlete recorded 160 tackles, 41 passes defensed, and nine interceptions during his time in Fort Worth. In 2013, Verrett posted 39 tackles, 14 passes defensed, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one sack, and one forced fumble. Verrett earned a second-team All-American selection, was a first-team All-Big 12 pick, was named the co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, and was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in the nation.
In an interview with Ricky Henne of Chargers.com (video link) last week, Verrett said he was hoping all along that the Bolts would draft him.