Strongest areas of the LA Chargers depth chart: #1 Defensive end
Joey Bosa is just so dang good.
This is an interesting season for the LA Chargers’ defensive end tandem of Bosa and Melvin Ingram as it very well could be their last year not only together but on the Chargers as a whole. Both are free agents after the year and there is the possibility of the team losing one, if not both, to free agency.
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Ingram is the x-factor as he is getting up there in age and his performance in the 2020 season is going to dictate whether or not the Chargers look to keep rolling with what they have or move a different direction. Bosa should be a huge priority to re-sign, as he is still young and one of the best in the league.
The Chargers have two top-15 edge rushers on their defense and that is even being generous. While Bosa often gets overlooked, especially now after the season his brother had on a Super Bowl contender, he is still one of the five-best defensive ends in the league and there is nothing you can say to convince me otherwise.
Ingram also has a really good case to be in the top-10 but in expecting some slight regression this year, we will be humble and say he is in the top-15.
Either way, most teams would be happy to have one of the edge rushers that the Chargers have and they have two. With both being in a contract year, especially as Bosa is right in the sweet spot to start his prime, we might see the best version of the defensive ends that we have ever seen.
It is easily the strongest area of the depth chart, especially when you even have an exciting young edge rusher in Uchenna Nwosu, who has proven to be valuable and more talented than just a rotational guy.