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LA Chargers: Players who could be playing their last season in 2020

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Virgil Green #88 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines before the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 15: Virgil Green #88 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines before the start of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 15, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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2. C Mike Pouncey

It was unclear whether or not Mike Pouncey was even going to be able to play for the LA Chargers in 2020 as he suffered a neck injury early last season and had to undergo surgery. However, Pouncey claimed earlier in the week that he has been cleared to play, which was great news for the Chargers.

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While Scott Quessenberry played really well with Pouncey out, Pouncey is still slated to be the starting center and Quessenberry will either be an exceptional depth option or will make the offensive line even better by being in the mix at left guard.

It is great to hear that Pouncey has been cleared and him being back in the offensive line is huge for the Bolts, but it still does not take away the fact that this could be Pouncey’s last season. Don’t get me wrong, Pouncey is still very talented and is tough as nails but the neck injury is concerning and nobody can blame Pouncey if he decides to hang it up after this season.

Pouncey is in the last year of his contract with the Chargers and will be turning 32 before the start of the 2021 season.

While his performance this season might have a big say on if he continues, he has put together a great decade of production. At 32, especially if he takes a step back this season, Pouncey might not get the contract offer that would make it worth playing with the neck injury so close in the rear-view mirror.

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But of course, Pouncey could also come out and return to Pro Bowl form this season and play his way into another three-year contract. It really depends on his production this season. It would not be surprising if 2020 was his last season if he does indeed falter.

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