4 notable Chargers who are entering contract years in 2022

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4. Jerry Tillery

Jerry Tillery is entering a contract year with the Chargers and he is going to have to prove his worth if he wants to get any sort of deal after the 2022 season. No matter what there will be a team that is willing to take a flier on a former first-round pick that is young but if Tillery wants to get paid he needs to turn it around.

Tillery has arguably been the worst first-round pick that Tom Telesco has made as the Chargers' GM. Granted, he is the latest pick Telesco has made and he came in a relatively thin draft class. Regardless, Tillery has not been what the Chargers were hoping for.

Tillery has had his moments where he lives up to his potential but overall, he has not been the pass-rushing menace on the inside that the Bolts thought they were getting. Not only that, but Tillery is so bad against the run that it negates any positive impact that he brings on passing downs.

Tillery did not show up for the first week of voluntary OTAs and the Chargers have completely rebuilt the defensive line. He is not a Staley pick and it would not be shocking if he does not get much playing time if he continues to play at the same level.

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This is another player that seems destined to leave the Chargers after the 2022 season. He will either turn it around and some overzealous team will pay him more than he deserves. Or he will continue to struggle and the Chargers won't bring him back regardless. Pick your poison.