LA Chargers: Ranking the new faces by importance to success
By Jason Reed
The LA Chargers brought in several new players in the offseason.
The LA Chargers are not a team that typically spends much on the free-agent market but after missing out on Tom Brady in free agency, the team brought in several new faces that are set to make a big impact on the team.
Some of these players are more impactful than others and some are more important to the team’s success than others. It is important to keep in mind: talent does not always equal importance. A safety (Derwin James) might be more talented than a quarterback (Tyrod Taylor) but the quarterback is still more important to overall team success.
With that in mind, we decided to rank the new faces that the Chargers brought in this offseason in terms of how important they are to the team’s success in 2020. And no, we are not including rookies, that is an article for another day.
The not-overly-important group: Nick Vigil, Dariaus Jennings, Storm Norton, Donald Parham
Look, this is not to say that these players will not make an impact on the LA Chargers in 2020. However, if these players were to be terrible it would not make a massive difference on the team. If they are great then it would be a much-welcomed addition.
Nick Vigil is a rotational linebacker that provides solid depth that does not need to be exceptional. Darius Jennings was an exciting return option but with the drafting of Joe Reed, we have no idea how big of a role he will have in 2020.
Storm Norton and Donald Parham are both XFL signings with some intrigue but aren’t necessarily huge difference-makers.
At the end of the day, these players are not going to make or break that Chargers being a winning or losing team like the other players on this list.