LA Chargers: The 10 best players entering the 2020 season

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1. DE Joey Bosa

I sound like a broken record at this point, but Bosa is in a contract year as well. While the LA Chargers may wait on all the contract extensions until next offseason, getting Bosa’s extension done this year should probably be a priority.

Bosa is the best player on the Chargers. He improved further last year with a PFF grade of 89.6. The sky is really the limit for him in 2020, as the Chargers are working on boosting the interior line to assist him and Ingram. Joseph will be particularly helpful in this regard.

Recording 50 solo tackles in 2019, he was second amongst all defensive ends. Bosa also recorded over 70 defensive pressures. In pressures amongst edge defenders, he was only behind Nick Bosa and Za’Darius Smith.

Bosa has always been an incredible sack machine. The leap he took in 2020 was becoming a more complete overall player. That showed in the quality of his defensive stops and ability to negate the  run improving from previous years. Chargers, cut him the blankest check you have.

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The top 10 for the LA Chargers was tough to decide, especially when it came to the last few picks. Players like Taylor, Joseph, and Turner almost made the list, but there’s a desire to see more from them for me.

Henry, Williams, Ekeler, and Allen round out the best of the offensive weapons for the Chargers. Bosa and Ingram are still amongst the top defensive ends in the league. Hayward, James and Harris could set up a secondary as intense as Gus Bradley’s Legion of Boom. Finally, Bulaga gives the Chargers some much-needed relief on the offensive line.