Reason against the LA Chargers trading Desmond King: It would compromise depth
If there is one thing that LA Charger fans know all too well outside of the team committing a costly turnover in a one-possession game in the fourth quarter, it is injuries. Injuries impact all of football, so the Chargers are not alone.
However, it always seems to be the worst possible players that get hurt. Last year, it was Derwin James, who was primed for an exceptional second season.
There is a legitimate worry about how the secondary would fair if some of the biggest names got hurt. Most notably, if Casey Hayward and/or Chris Harris got hurt and King was not on the roster. That would force the team to use both Michael Davis and Brandon Facyson, which is not a great outlook for the team.
With King on the roster, Gus Bradley would at least be comfortable in knowing that someone who knows the defensive schemes and is familiar with what the team is doing is going to take over. Sure, Facyson and Davis also have that familiarity, but they are far more inconsistent than King.
This has seemingly been the biggest argument against trading King that I have noticed on social media. The idea of the Chargers’ secondary getting banged up and King not being there to help soften the blow is a scary one.
However, there is a fairly legitimate counterpoint to this argument as well.