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Chargers: Tom Telesco has done enough to get off proverbial hot seat

Aug 22, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reacts
Aug 22, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco reacts / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Chargers selected Zion Johnson, a guard from Boston College, with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the draft on Thursday.

Going into the offseason many fans stated that general manager Tom Telesco needed to make a big splash if he wanted to keep his job. Just days before free agency began the Chargers landed defensive superstar Khalil Mack from the Chicago Bears. The move came relatively cheap for such a big name, the bolts only gave up draft capital and did not even have to send away their first-round pick.

Once free agency began the Chargers landed star defensive back J.C. Jackson on a very favorable deal. In just two weeks the team had already bolstered the less than stellar defense.

In the same day, the Chargers signed Sebastian Joseph-Day to help with the atrocious run defense. The Chargers caught the eye of the national media who were singing their praises for what had been a very successful off-season so far.

The Chargers made a multitude of moves to make a run at a championship in the coming season.

Is it enough to take the pressure off Tom Telesco's job security with the Chargers for now?

For many Chargers fans, they thought that Telesco also had to nail this year's draft to get off the hot seat; after an amazing free agency, the 20th overall pick was always going to be the best available. That alone is a great position to be in for next season.

While Johnson may not have been the first choice that Chargers fans had in mind; the front office made it clear that protecting Justin Herbert was their draft plan.

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Telesco has done enough to keep his job for the next couple of seasons even if the fans refuse to give him that kind of luxury. The Chargers are built to compete right now and Telesco has given every fan a reason to be excited.

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