Some players on the LA Chargers have more to prove than others.
Training camp might be different for the NFL this season because of the COVID-19 pandemic and there might not be any preseason games but there is still one remaining constant: there are players that have a lot to prove before the regular season.
We all know that rookies particularly have a bigger spotlight on them as they make the transition to the league and figure out their place on their new teams. It does not stop there, though, as there are existing players that also have to prove their worth to the team in training camp.
Here are the five non-rookie LA Chargers that have the most to prove in training camp this season.
1. Trey Pipkins
The biggest question mark for the LA Chargers on the offensive line is who is going to play left tackle. As a spectator, it looks like the team believes in second-year tackle Trey Pipkins to be that guy, but the job is certainly up for the grabs.
Pipkins arguably has a higher ceiling than the other options as he does have the raw tools to be a really solid tackle in the league, he is just really green and needs to be coached up and learn the NFL way.
The one good thing about him being thrust into a role he was not ready for last season is that it gave him valuable NFL snaps to build on. Now, he has to prove whether or not those snaps are going to translate into anything in camp and in the 2020 season.
Camp will be the most telling sign of that and might just be an indication of how good the Chargers will be in 2020. The offensive line’s production in 2020 is massive for the team’s success.