Monday, June 3, 2013
One local football player knows what it's like to win a championship, but Jarius Wynn also knows the opposite end of that spectrum, being left off the team for whom he helped hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
Wynn, the former star at Lincoln County, played a role for the 2010 Green Bay Super Bowl team, but last summer the Packers let him go.
He ended up in Tennessee, and now it's a new start in San Diego.
Not knowing where you're headed next is a major stress for pro athletes, but Wynn weathered the storm and is ready to move forward in his new home.
"It was pretty tough, but I stuck to the plan and just kept working out and working hard," Wynn said. "I knew it was going to eventually happen. I was just going out there working hard each and every day like I've been doing. I feel like the opportunity is there for me and San Diego, and it's going pretty good right now."
Wynn is one of a number of local players to switch squads this offseason.
Thomson's Jasper Brinkley moved from Minnesota to Arizona, and Laney's Corvey Irvin went from Tampa Bay to Chicago.