Chargers No. 4 most deserving: Michael Schofield
A bit of a surprise here at No. 4, a player many fans have casually dismissed as being a relevant part of this offensive line. Plot twist: He’s been their most consistent offensive lineman and best pass protector. Though, that’s not saying much, considering the struggles along the whole line. Schofield will only ever really be better than average, but his consistently solid performances make him more than deserving of an extension.
He currently has the 15th-highest pass blocking efficiency rating, per Pro Football Focus. And, leading up to the Week 17 finale, he is the only player on the entire team who has played 100 percent of the possible snaps for his side of the ball.
Chargers No. 3 most deserving: Adrian Phillips
Phillips needs himself a permanent home, one where he can feel comfortable knowing he can rest and relax after fighting for so many years just to make a roster. His story of trying to make the Chargers and eventually becoming an All-Pro is incredible, and arguably no player on this roster deserves it more than the journeyman safety/linebacker hybrid. You build your organization with guys like these, who will do their best every snap to fight for their teammates and who play their hearts out trying to make it in the NFL.