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Three Chargers with the most to prove in 2018

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates after intercepting a pass in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on December 6, 2015 in San Diego, California. The Broncos won 17-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Cornerback Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates after intercepting a pass in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Qualcomm Stadium on December 6, 2015 in San Diego, California. The Broncos won 17-3. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA – NOVEMBER 22: Jason Verrett #22 of the San Diego Chargers enters the stadium before a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Jason Verrett

Like Williams, Jason Verrett’s success has been halted by injuries. The 2015 Pro Bowler has only played in five games in the last two years due to a nagging knee injury and ACL tear.

Verrett has his work cut out for him as he competes with two of the best corners in the NFL and a very talented secondary overall. Add an expiring contract and Verrett is running out of time to prove himself and it is unlikely Los Angeles will re-sign him if he were to dip in production or suffer another injury.

The 26-year old has more to prove than Williams due to the fact he has suffered more severe injuries and has proven his NFL worth prior to his injuries.

The key to avoid being called a “has-been”, Verrett will have to stay healthy and channel his 2015 campaign where he was the only Charger selected to the Pro Bowl and he established himself as one of the NFL’s top corners.

With a healthy Verrett on one side and an elite-level Casey Heyward on the other, this ball hawking secondary will instill fear in opposing quarterbacks and perhaps make a deep playoff run in 2018.

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