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Chargers: Grades for every player through four games

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 15: Adrian Phillips #31, Damion Square #71 and Desmond King #20 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk down the tunnel to the field prior to playing the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers hands off to running back Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers hands off to running back Justin Jackson #22 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the first half of the game against the Houston Texans at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 22, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The Chargers have completed the first quarter of the 2019 regular season. What are the grades for each player through four games?

After finishing the first four games of the regular season, the Chargers are starting to both figure out their roster and scramble to find depth as players move in and out of lineups. Though 2-2 is disappointing considering how each loss played out, most would have had the Chargers at 3-1 at this point in the season. And with some truly terrible teams ahead of them (followed by scary ones), Los Angeles can find themselves with a solid record following the second quarter of the season.

How have each of their players performed thus far? This article will use Pro Football Focus grades for all of its contributing players, as well as give personal grades for all members of the roster who play some significant portion of snaps. Some players, like Derwin James and Russell Okung, will not be mentioned for obvious reasons.

The personal grades will be based on stats, the eye test, and impact on the game. Some grades take a player’s role into consideration: For example, Dontrelle Inman won’t be knocked for having less yards or touchdowns than Keenan Allen because he’s simply not the team’s first or second wide receiver. Some grades may be lowered by injuries, which limit a player’s ability to get on the field. All rookies will be mentioned, regardless of impact or snap count.

So here it is: Grades for all significant players and rookies through the first quarter of the season. Can’t wait for everyone to agree!

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