3 Chargers players who won't be missed in 2023

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There are a lot of variables around the LA Chargers as the team heads into the offseason. Los Angeles is currently well over the salary cap for next season and is going to have to find a way to maneuver to not only get under the cap, but maintain a level of competitiveness.

This is naturally going to result in the fanbase saying goodbye to some prominent players that would rather stay in Los Angeles. However, there are also going to be departing players who will not be missed at all by Chargers fans in 2023.

3 Chargers players who will not be missed in 2023:

1. Storm Norton

There may not be a more infamous Chargers lineman in the next two decades than Storm Norton. Fittingly named for the team with a lightning bolt as the logo, Norton was unable to play up to the low expectations that fans had when he was signed as an XFL standout.

Norton had to fill in as the starting right tackle in 2021 with injuries essentially ending Bryan Bulaga's career and he was statistically the worst starting tackle in the sport. It did not take long for Norton to find the field in 2022, as he was thrust into left tackle duties in Week 3 when Rashawn Slater tore his bicep.

Thankfully, the Chargers realized that they could not have Norton in the starting lineup so they took the risk of going with Jamaree Salyer at left tackle and it paid off. Even when Trey Pipkins started dealing with MCL issues, the Chargers refused to give Norton a run at right tackle, instead opting for Foster Sarell.

Norton is a restricted free agent this offseason and it is hard to see the Chargers doing anything to keep him in Los Angeles.