The LA Chargers have been extremely aggressive this offseason as the team looks to capitalize on the Super Bowl window that is open with Justin Herbert being on his rookie contract. This has only raised the excitement around the team heading into the 2022 season as the sky truly is the limit.
While excitement is at an all-time high, there are still some players on the Chargers that are getting overlooked heading into 2022. Similar to Nasir Adderley being overlooked and then breaking out, these Chargers could have a much bigger impact on the team in 2022 than some may realize.
The 3 most overlooked players on the LA Chargers roster:
1. Joe Reed
To be completely transparent, I am a huge fan of Joe Reed and I was a huge fan when the Chargers drafted him in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Heck, we all were big fans of Reed and were hyping up the potential of the Chargers using him as a Swiss Army Knife in the offense. Reed showed this potential on a nice seven-yard jet sweep touchdown in his first season that not every guy would have scored.
Reed was relatively solid when actually given chances in his rookie season. However, he suffered an injury that put him on the practice squad in 2021 and he never saw game action. With the Bolts signing DeAndre Carter, that could signal that Brandon Staley is not very high on the former Virginia receiver.
It would be a mistake to give up on Reed as a player without at least giving him a chance in 2022 as he can still be a unique piece of this offense. He is not someone who is going to raise the ceiling of the team but he absolutely can be a solid weapon and add a sixth receiver to the depth chart.
Heck, the running back room is so thin for the Chargers that the team can even give Reed a shot there. He always projected to be a better weapon out of the backfield and he could fit nicely in as an RB3 whose primary role is in the passing game.