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LA Chargers: 3 players who could retire after 2020 season

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Virgil Green #88 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: Virgil Green #88 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have three players on the roster that could retire after the 2020 season.

The LA Chargers have had a really disappointing season in 2020 and for some players, it might be their last season in the National Football League.

The Chargers have some aged veterans on the team, but several are locked down for multiple more seasons, making it unlikely that they outright retire after 2020. The likes of Bryan Bulaga, Linval Joseph and Trai Turner will almost definitely stick around for at least another season.

However, other players are not as fortunate. The retirement age in football is younger than any of the other American sports and three players in particular (including one shocker) could be in line to retire soon.

One has not played all season, one played for part of the season and one has played almost every game this season.

LA Chargers that might retire: 1. Mike Pouncey

I do not want to tell anyone what to do with their career but it is probably time for Mike Pouncey to hang it up. Pouncey still seemed to have plenty in the gas tank in his first season in LA but injuries have plagued his last two years under contract and at this point, his health should be his number one priority.

Pouncey missed almost all of the 2019 season with a neck injury that required surgery. When his surgery was performed it was still unclear if his injury would be career-ending.

Pouncey got cleared for the 2020 season only to need to hip surgery that would rule him out for the entire season. Pouncey turns 32 next summer and with two big surgeries under his belt, including a really scary one, it probably is time for him to call it quits on what has been a great career.

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