LA Chargers: 4 standout players in win over New York Jets
By Jason Reed
3. Rayshawn Jenkins
The LA Chargers’ secondary (and defense as a whole) has been really rough to watch this season. Even this game was not pretty as the Chargers allowed one of the worst teams in the league to score 28 points, albeit two of those points were gifted at the end of the game.
It has been a shaky season for Charger safeties with Derwin James out of action and the duo of Rayshawn Jenkins and Nasir Adderley have churned out some stinkers. Adderley continues to struggle in his second season.
Jenkins has been getting better as the season has gone along, though, and put together a good game in this one to warrant being named a standout. He still is no Derwin James, but he is proving that he is more than capable of being an impact player, he just needs more help around him.
Jenkins recorded one quarterback pressure in this game and was solid in pass coverage as well. He was only targeted three times, allowing two receptions for an inconsequential 13 yards.
One of his biggest issues this season has been tackling and he was better in this game, albeit still not perfect. Jenkins recorded five tackles with one missed tackle — again, not perfect, but better than it has been.
Jenkins quietly had a solid game and in a game where the defense was not fantastic, it is worth mentioning that Jenkins did his part.