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3. Chris Harris
The 2020 offseason was just filled with players who already hit their peak, eh? I mean, there is a reason why the Chargers disappointed, among a myriad of things, last season. One of the prime reasons was because the new additions did not add what the team was hoping for.
Chris Harris taking a step back with the Chargers should have been a foregone conclusion. There was a lot of excitement for Harris coming to LA and potentially finding some of his All-Pro form. Nobody reasonably expected him to be an All-Pro again, but there was a lot of excitement.
What a lot of people seemed to overlook a year ago was the fact that Harris was past the dreaded age of 30 for a cornerback and that he was already regressing with the Denver Broncos. I tried warning the Bolt Beat readers last summer that Harris would not be this great addition to the secondary.
Is he awful? Not at all. He is fine in the slot and while there are better options throughout the league it is hard to find a consistently solid slot corner. Plus, his veteran presence is hugely impactful to the other cornerbacks in the cornerback room, especially as they switch over to Brandon Staley’s defensive scheme.
As far as on-field production? Chris Harris peaked a long, long time ago.