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Chargers rankings: Who deserves an extension the most?

By Tyler Schoon
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a missed field goal by Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. The Chargers defeated the Colts 30-24 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Adrian Phillips #31 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a missed field goal by Adam Vinatieri #4 of the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park on September 08, 2019 in Carson, California. The Chargers defeated the Colts 30-24 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) /
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Derek Watt #34 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images) /

Chargers No. 7 most deserving: Michael Davis

It was a bit of a coin toss decision to put Square behind Davis, but either really are interchangeable on this list. Davis has logged over 200 more snaps than the nose tackle, and is the starter on defense.

Whether the extension actually happens remains to be seen. The Chargers could very well have a rock-solid standout like Jeffrey Okudah in the first round to create the ultimate secondary.

Chargers No. 6 most deserving: Derek Watt

Watt is the people’s champion, a true hero of the 2019 NFL season. If fans can agree on anything, it’s that No. 34 has been one of the few bright spots on this team. He’s blocked for a number of goal-to-go touchdowns, plowed ahead for key first downs, and is currently tied for the league lead in special teams tackles.

The only reason he isn’t higher on the list is because this year has been more of a one-off than the norm for Watt so far in his career, particularly on special teams. That being said, it’s clear the fullback-turned-special-teams-ace will maintain a significant role with this team moving forward.

Chargers No. 5 most deserving: Hunter Henry

Henry has set career highs in receptions (50) and yards (610) entering Week 17, something warranting an extension as is. For his career, Henry averages about 44 receptions and 556 yards per season, something that can easily be improved should he stay healthy. Had Henry been better statistically and less frequently injured, he’d be within the top three of this list.

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