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3 Chargers on the hot seat heading into Week 3 vs Jaguars

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2. Tre' McKitty

Second-year tight end Tre' McKitty has been very disappointing through two games. Before the season, I argued that tight end was the most overlooked position on the Chargers as the team had a deep unit of three guys that could hurt teams in different ways.

Gerald Everett has been pretty good for the Bolts thus far but he has also made the biggest mistake of the season, leading to a pick-six against Kansas City. Granted, that might be more on the coaches for not subbing out a visibly tired tight end, but it was not a good look.

Outside of that, the tight end position has ben underwhelming. Donald Parham has not yet played this season and it has made a big difference. Parham's blocking on the edge has been solely missed and you can tell the Chargers are lacking that extra red-zone presence with him not playing.

Richard Rodgers has been mediocre (but what can you really expect there) and McKitty has been bad. McKitty was drafted to be a blocking specialist and he has been blocking very poorly thus far this year. With him not adding much in the passing game, there has not been a lot of value in him this season.

Hopefully, that turns around because the Chargers used a third-round pick on McKitty in the 2021 NFL Draft. Not every pick is going to hit, but there were some expectations for McKitty when he was drafted that he could, at the very least, stay on a roster because of his blocking.

He is not going to get waived any time soon but he needs to turn his play around before we start having conversations about his Chargers future.

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