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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 Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Troymaine Pope

Troymaine Pope officially finished the 2020 season with six games played but in reality, Pope only got one game to shine for the Bolts, which is a shame as he was really good in that one game. Outside of that one game, Pope had just five carries in the other five games.

That game came against the Denver Broncos and Pope showed up and balled out for a Chargers team that was severely lacking in running back depth. Pope ran the ball much better than Joshua Kelley and looked as if he was going to establish a role in the offense.

Then he was injured on a big hit and bounced up and down between the active roster and practice squad the rest of the season.

It is a shame as Pope carried the ball 10 times against a solid Denver defense for 67 yards. He may not have found the endzone, but he did add five receptions in that game for 28 yards. Pope touched the ball 15 times in this game for 95 yards from scrimmage.

Pope could be brought back as the team’s RB4 next season but I would not expect it. The Chargers still have Austin Ekeler, one more year of Justin Jackson, Kelley (who they have committed to) and Kalen Ballage, who the team utilized more last season.

I definitely would rather Pope come back than the team waste a draft pick on another running back, though.

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