The LA Chargers are entering the most important part of the entire season. After defeating the Miami Dolphins in Week 14, the Bolts essentially control their own destiny in the final four games. If LA can win three of the four and reach 10 wins then they should be one of the seven playoff teams in the AFC.
As the team makes its playoff push, Brandon Staley and the coaching staff are going to have to put the best players on the field. This includes giving certain standouts a bigger role in this final month than they had before.
There are only so many snaps that can go around and with the team prioritizing talent (with several players returning from injuries), there are several players that might see their roles get slashed entirely. We are not talking about the Foster Sarells of the world, either, this is about players who previously had a role on the team.
3 Chargers that fans might not see again in 2022:
1. Sony Michel
It has already been quite some time since Chargers fans have seen Sony Michel and that is probably for the best. Michel was viewed as a valuable veteran running back signing after he was cut by the Miami Dolphins but he was anything but that for the team.
Michel did not have a big role in the offense but he certainly had a role. The former New England Patriots first-round pick logged 23% or more of the snaps in four of the first six games. It became increasingly clear, though, that Joshua Kelley was the better RB2 and we started to see Michel get phased out.
Michel hasn't seen the field since Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs as there simply is not any room for him with Kelley healthy. Rookie Isaiah Spiller is getting activated over him and unless someone gets hurt, Michel may not be active again for the rest of the year.