Another developmental pick by the LA Chargers, Chris Rumph was taken in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft. This was Brandon Staley's first draft with the Chargers and because of his history with premier pass rushers, there was a reason to be optimistic about Rumph's long-term potential.
Rumph didn't get much playing time in his rookie season with Joey Bosa and Uchenna Nwosu leading the way. After the Chargers traded for Khalil Mack, it did not appear that Rumph would get much playing time in the 2022 season, either.
That was until Joey Bosa tore his groin in Week 3 and opened the door for Rumph to get much more playing time. However, the team obviously did not think he was ready as Kyle Van Noy played more snaps on the edge with Rumph only playing 33% of the team's defensive snaps.
Bosa and Mack are obviously not going anywhere but Van Noy is out of the picture. Now, Rumph has a younger edge rusher to compete with in Tuli Tuipulotu. Tuipulotu appears to be the favorite to be the EDGE3 in 2023 but because of his ability to play inside (and his youth), Rumph has a chance to play more.
It is going to take a strong camp though and so far Rumph has not been making any kind of noise. If things continue in this direction he will see even less playing time in 2023 and might not even be on the team in 2024.