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4. Bryan Bulaga
Bryan Bulaga signed a three-year deal with the LA Chargers prior to the 2020 season and his future with the team is guaranteed for the near future. However, it would be nice if the Chargers can get some consistent play from Bulaga over the last five games.
It is not like Bulaga has been awful this season, he just has not been able to consistently stay on the field. Of course, that is not Bulaga’s fault and he is not to blame but it would be nice for the team to see him string together five consecutive games down the stretch.
Bulaga has only appeared in seven of 11 games this season, two of which he did not really play in. He played eight snaps in Week 2 and two snaps in Week 9. He also only played 34 snaps in Week 3.
So realistically, Bulaga only has four games under his belt in which he played more than half of the game. He is yet to play more than two games in a row this season.
Now, this might not seem like a big deal for the future but the Chargers need some reassurance that Bulaga can stay on the field at his current age. We have seen how quickly downhill it can go with an offensive lineman as Mike Pouncey went from a Pro Bowler to not playing.
That is not to say that Bulaga is going to have the same path as Pouncey but it certainly is possible and upper management will rightfully worry if he can not stay on the field for any sort of extended stretch this season.