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
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.