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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 Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Donald Parham

There was already a lot of fan intrigue around Donald Parham before he even stepped on the field for the LA Chargers. Part of the intrigue was centered around his six-foot-eight frame with the other half of the intrigue being centered around the fact that Parham was the XFL leader in receiving yards before the league folded.

Parham did not get a big role in the offense early on in the season as Hunter Henry and Virgil Green had the TE1/TE2 jobs locked down. However, he thrived in the chances he got and that paid off at the end of the season when Henry was on the COVID-19 list.

Parham still only finished the season with 10 receptions but he was fourth on the team in yards per touch at 15.9. Finishing with 159 yards on only 10 receptions with three touchdowns (would have been four if he hung onto the goal-line fade against the Raiders) is pretty solid for Parham.

Parham has proven that he is a legitimate red-zone target and he gives the team much-needed tight end depth with both Green and Henry hitting free agency. There is a decent chance that Henry re-signs, Green likely is done.

He may not be the most polished all-around tight end but he is still very valuable as a pass-catcher and is one of Tom Telesco’s best signings from the 2020 offseason.

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