The Chargers will have a number of players looking for a new contract in 2020, forcing many tough decisions for GM Tom Telesco…
The Chargers are ready to make a run in the postseason, and their success could attract many teams to their future free agents. In 2020, the team will have a dozen or more regular contributors or starters looking for a new deal. Here are the notable ones:
Chargers looking for a new contract: Part one
Why keep him: Square played as both a defensive end and defensive tackle in 2018, appearing in 51.16 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. His versatility earned him a spot back with the team this year.
Why not: The Chargers could find their group of interior defensive linemen too crowded, and opt to go with younger faces.
Why keep him: Cantrell was an offseason standout last year, drawing the praise of Anthony Lynn for his improvement. There is currently no strong third wide receiver option behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, and if he plays well this year and makes a strong impression, it’s worth bringing him back to develop further.
Why not: Unfortunately, his injury last year now leaves a question mark as to what he can do currently. Is he the same impressive offseason player? With only one year to go, the coaching staff may not have enough time to see what he can do.
Why keep him: Davis wound up being the starting corner opposite Casey Hayward following injuries to Jason Verrett and Trevor Williams. He played well for a corner not expected to have that large of a role going into the season.
Why not: Davis is likely the starting corner heading into Week 1. But if he is unable to build off his performance last season, Telesco could look in another direction.