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LA Chargers: 4 players who made the most with limited chances in 2020

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Stephen Anderson #82 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball past Justin Simmons #31 of the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Stephen Anderson #82 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball past Justin Simmons #31 of 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

These LA Chargers players made the most with limited opportunities in 2020.

The LA Chargers have some of the most talented players in the league. Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler, Hunter Henry, Joey Bosa and Derwin James are all among the best in the league at their respective positions.

Most fans focus on the stars, especially when looking back on a disappointing 2020 season in which the stars were the one positive of the year. However, instead of looking at the stars that we know are going to be great, we should be focusing on the players that made the most with the least in 2020.

Those are the players who are primed to be surprised breakouts in 2021. Let’s dive into the four that stand out.

1. Joe Reed

Those that follow my work here at Bolt Beat know that I am very high on Joe Reed and actually just included him in a list of Chargers that the coaching staff misused in 2020. He was misused because he was hardly used. He was good when he got his chances, but rarely got chances.

Reed proved to be a solid returner and actually had a 45-yard return in Week 1 that set up the Chargers’ only touchdown against the Bengals. Offensively, Reed only got five touches but managed to score a touchdown and averaged 5.8 yards per touch.

It is about as small as a sample size as you can get but anyone that watched Reed and watched his film from college knows that he has a lot of potential. He proved that in the league despite getting so few chances.

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