Chargers Free Agency

4 defensive free agents to sign if Aaron Rodgers joins Denver

By Hans Themistode
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Chandler Jones
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4. Chandler Jones

Chandler Jones was acrimonious when he was unable to land a long-term deal with the Arizona Cardinals before the start of the 2021 season. The multiple-time Pro Bowler believed he had done more than enough during his five previous seasons with the franchise and proven his worth.

Although Jones couldn’t take his aggression out on the franchise, he instead turned his attention towards the Tennessee Titans in their Week 1 matchup. Jones terrorized quarterback Ryan Tannehill, forcing him to eat dirt on five occasions. Those five sacks by Jones were the fourth most by a player in a single game ever.

At that clip, Jones was on pace to register 85 sacks. Alright, that was simply never going to happen, mostly because that's an outrageous number and Jones wasn’t the most consistent player. For the next five weeks, he failed to record a sack but would finish with 10.5 total on the year.

Adding Jones to the lineup for the Chargers is a simple math equation. When you have one great passer in Joey Bosa on one end of the field and jones on the other, Rodgers is going to have a difficult time setting his feet and throwing those bombs.