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Four biggest winners from the LA Chargers splurging on talent

Chargers safety Derwin James (33) takes the field with his defensive teammates during L.A.'s game against the Cleveland Browns on October 10, 2021.
Chargers safety Derwin James (33) takes the field with his defensive teammates during L.A.'s game against the Cleveland Browns on October 10, 2021. / Harry How/GettyImages
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Tom Telesco
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No. 2: Tom Telesco

The general manager of the Chargers since 2013, Telesco has only been a part of two playoff teams with the Bolts: 2013 and 2018. So while he does have a strong reputation as a personnel builder around the league and a sturdy relationship with the Spanos family, his seat has been getting progressively warmer over time.

With this spending spree in place, Telesco has assembled the most talented defensive unit for Los Angeles since Shawne Merriman was chasing down quarterbacks and Antonio Cromartie was soaring for interceptions.

What’s more, if he can ace the draft for the second year in a row with a stellar offensive tackle selection, then the Chargers (barring any injuries) will have a lineup that could compete with any team in the NFL.

However, if these offseason additions fall flat and the Bolts miss the playoffs yet again, Telesco will be running out of chances in Southern California. 

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