Chargers Free Agency

How Chargers contracts compare to top NFL deals

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Casey Hayward
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 22: Casey Hayward
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PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Virgil Green #88 after kicking the game winning field goal to give the Chargers a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 02: Mike Badgley #4 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates with Virgil Green #88 after kicking the game winning field goal to give the Chargers a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Chargers contracts: Corner

Highest-paid: Josh Norman, Redskins: $36.5 million

Chargers: Casey Hayward: $20.0 million

Hayward has been a bargain his entire career with the Chargers. Signing a small deal in 2016 for three years, $15.3 million, Hayward earned his new deal after elite play and an All-Pro season. Though the veteran corner faced a bit of a dip in play, he is still one of the league’s best.

Chargers contracts: Safety

Highest-paid: Earl Thomas, Ravens: $32.0 million

Chargers: Derwin James: $12.389 million

Enjoy James at his contract for now, because in a few years he will seek to earn a massive deal much higher than the one Landon Collins just signed in free agency. James is an All-Pro player at two positions and is heading into another year with high expectations.

Chargers contracts: Kicker

Highest-paid: Justin Tucker, Ravens: $12.5 million

Chargers: Michael Badgley: None

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Although kicking fewer attempts, Badgley had a higher conversion percentage on his kicks than the league’s highest-paid kicker in guarantees, Justin Tucker. Badgley is quickly becoming a fan-favorite for his game-winning kicks, charming personality, and for not being named Caleb Sturgis.

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