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Four biggest losers from the Chargers splurging on talent this offseason

Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) kneels over during the Chargers game vs. the Atlanta Falcons on December 13, 2020.
Offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga (75) kneels over during the Chargers game vs. the Atlanta Falcons on December 13, 2020. / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages
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Hunter Renfrow, Michael Davis
Chargers cornerback Michael Davis (43) just misses Raiders receiver Hunter Renfrow during their game in Las Vegas on January 9, 2022. / Ethan Miller/GettyImages

No. 3: Cornerback Michael Davis 

This pick is sort of a stretch since Davis will most likely get the lion’s share of the reps at outside corner with Asante Samuel Jr. operating primarily in the slot. However, according to ESPN’s latest depth chart, he is currently penciled in as the backup right cornerback behind free-agent addition J.C. Jackson.

A social media favorite for Los Angeles, Davis was inked to a multi-year extension (three years, $25 million per Sportrac) with the Chargers back in March of 2021. So with a new contract only one-third of the way done, Davis does not need to worry about his roster spot. 

However, his performance last season was uneven at times and was a regression from his solid 2020 campaign. The BYU product played in two less games (16 to 14), had two less interceptions (three to one) and defended three less passes (14 to 11).

With Jackson coming on board as the presumed No. 1 cornerback, Davis could slide into a more comfortable role as Jackson’s Robin with Samuel Jr. canceling receivers out in the slot. Regardless, having more capable defensive backs is never a bad thing, especially for a snake-bitten team like Los Angeles. 

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