Who is the Chargers’ best backup?
Injuries are a killer. Nothing sucks the life out of a stadium more than fans having to watch a superstar player down on the ground in pain, unable to move. Every game comes with the possibility of a player getting hurt, and sometimes being lost for the season.
The starters (well, most of them) are there for one reason: They’re the best at their job. Losing them can be catastrophic.
The Chargers seem to be cursed, because their starters seem to sustain injuries as frequently as Tom in the Tom and Jerry cartoons. The only reason most fans can name majority of the players on the 53-man roster is because 47 of them probably end up seeing the field in some capacity by the end of the season.
But there’s hope!
Sometimes, although less frequently on this roster, there are backups, that if called upon, can step up and fill in admirably. They may not have the talent, experience or physical ability as the starter they are replacing, but they still are a worthy temporary solution.
Here are my top five Chargers’ backups on the current roster: