3. Tre Boston (2017)
Tre Boston is the most recent example on this list (sorry, Thomas Davis!) as his 2017 season with the team was a great one. In fact, of any player with 16 or fewer games played with the Chargers, Boston’s 2017 season is tied for the third-highest in terms of AV (7).
Boston was great for the Chargers in 2017 and is kind of a forgotten about member of a secondary that has been so prominent for the team in the last few years. It does not help that he was followed up by Derwin James, but Boston was really solid in his one year with the Chargers.
Boston fit the ball-hawking mentality that has been the foundation of the Chargers’ secondary for the last several seasons. He had a career-high five interceptions alongside seven passes defended and another career-high with 79 combined tackles.
As far as Pro Football Focus is concerned, this was the best season of Boston’s career. It was the only year in which he posted above an 80 defensive rating (80.6) and he ranked really high in pass coverage with an 89.0 rating.
Boston was the 15th best safety in the league that season in terms of defensive rating and the ninth-best safety in terms of pass coverage rating.
Since leaving the Chargers, he played one season with the Arizona Cardinals and is currently on the Carolina Panthers, which is where he started his career.