2. LB Todd Davis
This linebacker has not only a veteran presence the linebacker core needs, but also is familiar with a coach.
Todd Davis, who was on the Denver Broncos, has been going up against the Chargers since 2014; minus last season where he was on the Minnesota Vikings. Throughout his career, Davis has played 96 games and started in 69 of them. In those games, he has 505 combined tackles, three sacks, and 15 pass deflections.
Davis’ connection roots with the Chargers’ new head coach Brandon Staley. Staley was the outside linebacker coach for the Broncos in 2019 while Davis was on the team. That year, Davis had his season-high in tackles (134), and season-high in tackles for loss (6). While Davis was an inside linebacker, Staley probably had a good eye on Davis during that year in Denver.
Another big aspect of Davis is that he can play a good amount on special teams. He played in 17% of the Vikings’ special teams snaps last season. This was a big problem for the Chargers last season. So having a player who is versatile and can play special teams is even a bigger plus for the team.
There’re many good things about Todd Davis, that it would be hard not to sign him. Versatility, familiarity, and just his experience are just some of the key things that he would bring to this young and talented Chargers’ defense.