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LA Chargers: The most surprising players from 2020

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Denzel Perryman #52 and Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackle Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Denzel Perryman #52 and Michael Davis #43 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackle Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos during the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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Most surprising LA Chargers: Denzel Perryman

Denzel Perryman has had an up and down career with the LA Chargers. There have been times where Perryman really excels in the defense, but there have been more times where Perryman is an obvious hole on the defense, when he can stay healthy that is.

It is safe to say that Charger fans were skeptical of Perryman entering the season. The team practically drafted his replacement in Kenneth Murray, so it was easy to doubt Perryman heading into 2020.

Instead of disappointing, Perryman turned in a really good season for the Bolts and was that better version of himself that Charger fans would see in flashes in previous years. It is safe to say that this was the best season of his career and he certainly has a case to be made as the second-best defensive player for the team this season behind Joey Bosa.

It is interesting timing for Perryman as he is hitting the free-agent market. Personally, with the Chargers having limited cap space and needing to re-sign Hunter Henry, I doubt they are going to be able to re-sign Perryman. That was the entire purpose of drafting Murray, no?

If the Chargers are able to keep Perryman it would be fantastic, especially if the team transitions to a 3-4 defense.

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