LA Chargers: Ranking the new faces by importance to success
By Jason Reed
3. Chris Harris
Chris Harris is the biggest name that the LA Chargers brought in this offseason as he was one of the best corners in the entire league in the 2010s. He is in the latter stages of his career, but he is still a big-name corner that can make a big difference to the Chargers’ defense.
Harris is coming off the worst year of his career and is on the wrong side of 30, which do create reasonable concerns to have about his production. However, even if the Chargers get the level of production that he played at last season then they will be just fine.
At the end of the day, as long as the team stays mostly healthy, they still have an elite secondary. Without Harris last season and a down year from Desmond King they still had one of the best pass defenses in the NFL.
Now, if Harris returns to 80 percent of his elite form the Chargers will become much more dangerous. If Michael Davis can figure things out at the other outside corner spot and Harris thrives in the slot then it is game over for opposing teams.
However, since the Chargers are already going to have a solid secondary regardless, Harris is less important than the other two guys on this list, albeit he is still important.