The LA Chargers head into their bye week with a 4-3 record that still feels disappointing. The team has the sixth-worst point differential in the league and is yet to have a single definitive win, whereas they have had two definitive losses. If Cade York makes the game-winning field goal and the Broncos don't muff a point this team would likely be 2-5.
At the end of the day the team's record is 4-3, even if they are not playing like a 4-3 team. Now it is up to Brandon Staley to capitalize on the fact that they have a better record than they should and turn this ship around to win definitively after the bye week.
If that is going to happen, the Chargers are going to need several players to step up. There have been some fairly disappointing players for the Bolts this season. In this particular instance, all of the players being highlighted are on the offensive side of the ball.
The only candidate defensively was J.C. Jackson but with his injury, there isn't even a point in bringing him up. As for the rest of the defense, the players who are playing poorly we kind of expected to play poorly, so it really isn't a disappointment.
Here are 4 Chargers who have been incredibly disappointing:
1. Tre' McKitty
The LA Chargers needed Tre' McKitty to step up with Donald Parham being injured and that simply has not been the case this season. Drafted for his ability to block as a tight end, McKitty has blocked really poorly this season and that has left a massive hole in the Chargers' offense.
McKitty already didn't add much value in the passing game and he certainly has not made any improvements in that regard from last season. With his poor blocking, the second-year tight end is filling a roster spot but not contributing.
It will be less consequential for the Bolts once Parham gets healthy (if he stays healthy) but it would still be nice to see McKitty turn it around for the future of the position. If not, the Chargers are likely drafting a tight end early in the 2023 NFL Draft.