4. Dustin Hopkins
Dustin Hopkins also contributed to the ugliness that occurred on Sunday night as he missed a makeable field goal that would have tied the game against the Las Vegas Raiders. While this miss definitely stung, Hopkins at least redeemed himself later in the game by hitting the tying field goal in overtime.
While Charger fans might look at the one missed kick in overtime as another example of the team struggling with kickers, we have to look at the grand scheme of things. Hopkins was very reliable for the Chargers after they brought him in and was infinitely better than Tristan Vizcaino was.
We have seen enough of the kicker carousel in LA. The Chargers have finally found a solid, consistent kicker and they need to lock him down. He is not going to be Justin Tucker but he is someone who the Chargers can rely on who keeps them from going on a kicker search every two months.
It is so important to re-sign Hopkins because there really are no other options out there. Sure, the Chargers could try and test out someone who they perceive to be better but there is really no reason to do that. Stick with what you have and do not overthink it.
Hopkins might just be the best kicker that the Chargers have had since Nate Kaeding and letting him walk to another team would be foolish. Sign him to a two-year, $4.5 million deal and get it over with.