Chargers whose stock has fallen ahead of training camp: 2. Ja'Sir Taylor
Just like with Palmer, Ja'Sir Taylor's stock has fallen with the LA Chargers and it isn't because of anything he has necessarily done wrong. After all, Taylor is entering just his second year in the league and he showed a lot of potential on defense at the end of last season. Better yet, he played great on special teams, helping his cause to get playing time in 2023.
With the Chargers not re-signing Bryce Callahan and not drafting a corner in the 2023 NFL Draft it seemed like Taylor was destined to get a chance to start in 2023. Michael Davis and Asante Samuel Jr. were penciled in to start with Taylor providing a solid slot option for the team.
However, that was all under the assumption that J.C. Jackson would take a lot of time to recover from his torn patellar tendon injury. It is an injury that typically ruins careers and it seemed extremely unlikely that he would return early in 2023.
However, all signs are pointing toward Jackson being ready towards the start of the season. Everything around Jackson's recovery has been great as it genuinely seems like he is well ahead of schedule.
Jackson won't come back and play every snap when he returns but he will take a big portion of Taylor's playing time if he is healthy to start the year. Taylor did not play much last season and his stock is probably still higher than it was in 2022, but it is lower than it was after the draft.