LA Chargers: The five fastest players on the Chargers roster
By Jason Reed
The LA Chargers have some speedsters you might not know about.
The LA Chargers are not the fastest team in the league. They certainly are not slow, as they have plenty of players with above-average speed, but they do not have any of the blazing-fast players that make become a thing of legends, such as John Ross, D.K. Metcalf or Henry Ruggs.
In fact, the Chargers’ best receiver, who has a legitimate chance to be the best in franchise history if he signs an extension, is one of the slower number one receivers in the league. Keenan Allen makes his money on his elusiveness and route running and while he can pick up speed in the open field, he also posted a 40-yard dash time in the 4.7s during the NFL Combine.
While they may not have that elite-tier speed, the Chargers do have some speedsters on the roster, some of which you may not know about as they are stashed deep in the depth chart.
Fastest players on the LA Chargers roster: 5. Andre Patton, 4.40 40-yard dash
Andre Patton was signed by the LA Chargers as an undrafted free agent prior to the 2017 season and despite not producing much in the NFL, the team has kept him around, likely because of the potential that his speed creates.
Patton ran a 4.40 40-yard dash and a 4.12 20-yard shuttle in his pro day with Rutgers and we have seen that speed translate in some preseason games.
Patton’s slid down even lower on the depth chart this offseason with the additions of K.J. Hill, Joe Reed and Darius Jennings, so there is no guarantee that he will even be on the team for the 2020 season.