Los Angeles Chargers: Where do team’s biggest weaknesses exist?

By Travis Wakeman
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images
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CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 14: David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns makes a touchdown catch defended by Trevor Williams #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 14, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 14: David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns makes a touchdown catch defended by Trevor Williams #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 14, 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Cornerback

The Chargers aren’t weak at the cornerback spot by any means, but is there a solid starter to be on the field opposite Casey Hayward? The answer to that question likely lies in what the team will get out of Trevor Williams.

After performing quite well for the team in 2017, Williams missed nearly half of the 2018 season due to injury. The Chargers have a great option in Desmond King and Michael Davis filled in well last season, but in today’s passing game, do the Chargers have enough to slow teams down?

In the AFC West division, Patrick Mahomes is capable of throwing for 300 yards and three touchdowns every week, Antonio Brown now plays for the Oakland Raiders and even Joe Flacco makes the Denver Broncos more of a downfield threat than they were a year ago.

This isn’t a major area of concern, however, due to the great play the Chargers expect to get from Adderley and James at the safety spots. That allows the team to have a little leeway at the cornerback position but if Williams can stay healthy and play the way he did in 2017, then this team will be fine and this actually won’t be viewed as a weakness.

Far from it, in fact.

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