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LA Chargers: 3 former active Chargers that would be great on 2021 team

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 03: Adrian Phillips #21 of the New England Patriots directs a coverage against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 03: Adrian Phillips #21 of the New England Patriots directs a coverage against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. Jason Verrett

Jason Verrett simply could not stay on the field with the LA Chargers. He was certainly worth a first-round selection and was fantastic in his lone healthy season. Verrett made the Pro Bowl and was one of the best, most promising young cornerbacks in the entire league.

He just could not escape the injuries. Injury after injury led to his Chargers tenure ending. The injuries did not stop as he only played one game with the San Francisco 49ers in 2019. However, Verrett put together an entire season in 2020 and was solid.

Does this mean that Verrett is guaranteed health moving forward and will be one of the best corners in the league? Not at all. But the 49ers have to feel optimistic about Verrett after he played 13 games last season and was fairly solid.

A healthy Verrett, even at 30 years old, would be very helpful this year. Michael Davis and Asante Samuel Jr would still be the CB1 and CB2, respectively, but Verrett would provide quality depth in the case of injury or in nickel and dime packages.

Chris Harris is likely going to stick to the slot and the third-best corner is Brandon Facyson. Facyson, as you likely know, is far from the most polished cornerback in the league.

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Verrett would give the team solid depth but we can’t blame the LA Chargers at all for moving on considering the injuries.

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