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LA Chargers: Justin Herbert and the biggest standouts from Week 2

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the ball past nose tackle Derrick Nnadi #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the ball past nose tackle Derrick Nnadi #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Uchenna Nwosu

Uchenna Nwosu has been really solid for the LA Chargers this season. The Bolts selected Nwosu in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft and every Charger fan knew that Nwosu had potential.

Thus far in his career, he has been a depth option for the Chargers that is used in specific situations. He profiled more as an outside linebacker that helped the team in running situations and was not thriving much in getting to the quarterback.

That has changed in 2020 thus far as Nwosu has been exceptional in pressuring the quarterback and is making his case to take over for Melvin Ingram if he does not re-sign after 2020. Before the season I would have been uncomfortable saying that, now I at least see the groundwork for that to happen.

Nwosu had a total of six pressures on Patrick Mahomes in Sunday’s game and he only appeared in 27 total defensive snaps. He has three quarterback hits and a sack thus far in 2020 and he actually leads all pash rushers in pass-rush productivity, with at least 25 total snaps.

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Nwosu has been fantastic this season (as has Jerry Tillery, who was a standout player in Week 1), showcasing that this defensive line is set up for the present and for the future.

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