Only one thing was on the mind of Quentin Jammer when he was making his rounds in free agency – winning a championship. When the Denver Broncos offered him a contract, he didn’t hesitate.
“Hands down, if you look across the league, what better place to go than Denver to have a chance to play for a championship?” Jammer said, via Gary Caldwell of DenverBroncos.com.
“Obviously I had spent so much time in San Diego, to uproot and leave and go somewhere and uproot your family, it’s hard. It’s a difficult thing to do,” he said. “But when you’re forced to, you have decisions to make. The next decision that you have to make is you have three to four more years left in you. What are you going to do with your life? I want to win a championship.”
Thursday was Jammer’s first practice as a Bronco, and after the Organized Team Activity Champ Bailey made it clear how excited he was to have him on the team.
“He’s a true tackler, so he can do a lot of different things,” cornerback Champ Bailey added. “That’s the one thing I like about him — he’s always been a tough corner. Being that versatile obviously helps with the transition to safety if we need him there full-time or part-time.”
Head coach John Fox has said Jammer might see some playing time at safety, but that doesn’t seem to bother the veteran cornerback going into his 12th-year.
“I always considered myself a football player, not really put a label on myself as a corner or a safety,” Jammer said. “This is the game of football, and I feel like I can be plugged in anywhere on the defense and play — other than the big hosses up front. Any of the skill positions in the back end I can be plugged in and play. I wanted to come in and help this football team as much as I can.”
Jammer, who has 21 career interceptions in the regular season, is confident in his abilities.
“I can pretty much cover anybody on the field,” said Jammer. “I’ve been doing it for 11 years. Why stop now?”