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3 Chargers starters who could eventually be demoted in 2022

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Michael Davis

Michael Davis is coming off of a very disappointing season in which he did not fully adapt to Brandon Staley's defensive scheme. After signing a new contract last offseason, many were hoping to see Davis continue to make leaps as a pro, becoming a true CB1 for the Chargers.

That is not what happened and instead, Davis went backward. Instead of taking a step towards being a true CB1 Davis looked like someone who should not have been a starting corner at all. His stock was at an all-time low heading into the season.

However, Davis proved why he is still valuable with a really promising showing in camp and in the preseason. As a result, Davis earned the second starting outside corner gig over Asante Samuel Jr.

Both Davis and Samuel will start in Week 1 if J.C. Jackson is not ready to go and even if he does play, the Chargers have four talented corners that are interchangeable and can be rotated in and out. Even if Davis is listed as the starter, Samuel should get plenty of playing time in Staley's defense.

Thus, the two corners are going to be on the field a lot and will always be evaluated by the coaching staff. Samuel is going to get more than enough opportunities to win the starting job and if Davis starts looking like the 2021 version of himself then he will lose the job to Samuel.

Hopefully, this does not happen as that means the secondary is firing on all cylinders, which obviously raises the overall ceiling of the team.

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