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LA Chargers: 6 biggest priorities for the 2021 offseason

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Focus on improving the secondary

The LA Chargers have a lot of decisions to make about the secondary in 2021. From the safeties to the cornerbacks, the front office is going to have to weave through this challenge perfectly to not just retain the talent in house but to improve on it.

Getting Derwin James back is huge for the team but they still need to retain other talent. Both Michael Davis and Rayshawn Jenkins are free agents in 2021 and should be brought back on the team.

Neither player is going to demand a large contract and the Chargers cannot simply replace what they bring to the table in the NFL Draft with so many other needs.

However, they can still draft a cornerback, which is likely in the first three rounds. Casey Hayward has really regressed this season as he and Chris Harris are not getting any younger. Both men can be cut in the offseason to save salary cap space and it would be surprising if both make it to next year’s roster.

The secondary has already had its hiccups this season and the team cannot afford to let it get even worse next season; or else the Chargers will find themselves in a very similar situation yet again.

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