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Ranking the 5 biggest upgrades the LA Chargers made this offseason

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J.C. Jackson, Corey Davis
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1. Signing J.C. Jackson to be the team's new CB1

On top of having some untimely injuries to the secondary last season, the Chargers also suffered from the fact that they did not really have a true CB1. Michael Davis was improving and Asante Samuel Jr. had potential but neither were really fit to be a true CB1 last season and it showed.

Davis, whose stock was rising heading into the 2021 season, really had a bad year in his first season under Brandon Staley. Hopefully, he can rebound with a lesser role in 2022 as the Chargers solved the CB1 issue by bringing in the man with 17 interceptions over the last two seasons, J.C. Jackson.

The Chargers signed Jackson on a bargain of a contract as he comes in and gives the team that elite CB1 that was lacking on the defense last season. Putting him in a secondary that also has Derwin James truly is not fair and if Jackson can continue playing at the level he was playing at in New England then this secondary can be truly special.

The Chargers really have not been a team that has forced many takeaways, especially when it comes to interceptions. Getting a ballhawk like Jackson that can not only hold his own against top receivers but also pick the ball off is huge for the Bolts in 2022.

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Better yet is that Jackson is still young. Signing corners over the age of 30 can be a really tricky thing but Jackson is still only 27 years old. There is an argument to be made that he has not even peaked yet in the league, which is a scary thought for the other 15 teams in the AFC.

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