The Chargers have a few players who are potential dark horse candidates to make their first Pro-Bowl with a strong 2019 season…
The Chargers feature a number of current or former Pro-Bowl players at multiple positions, and have many who may make their first Pro-Bowl with a strong 2019 campaign. The talent on the roster is undeniably high; however, due to the number of high-profile stars in all three phases, there are a few Chargers who sometimes go unnoticed. Whether they be new starters or continued rotational players, here are four potential dark horse candidates who could make the Pro-Bowl in 2019.
Chargers: Forrest Lamp, right guard
The question has never been talent for Lamp, as he was one of the highest-rated linemen to come out of the 2017 NFL Draft. As a versatile player who could play multiple positions along the line, Lamp was projected to find a starting role as either a guard or tackle. In only a few months into his rookie offseason training, the second-round selection earned a job as the starting right guard, proving to be the hit Tom Telesco and the Chargers were desperately needing along the offensive line.
Unfortunately, Lamp tore his ACL before the preseason began and was sidelined for the entire year. Trying to recover and get back to his starting role in 2018, Lamp was curiously absent from not only the starting lineup, but even the active roster. There was more to the situation than fans were aware of, but speculation pointed to health, Michael Schofield’s strong start, and line chemistry as reasons Lamp could not find a role last season.
Heading into 2019, there is no guarantee Lamp has a starting job, though it appears the coaching staff is going to try and find a spot for him somewhere along the line.