3 former Chargers who won't live up to their new contracts

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It is the start of a new era for the LA Chargers with Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz running the show. As a result, there has been a lot of roster turnover already this offseason, with fan favorites like Keenan Allen not even being safe from being traded.

For some departing Chargers, a new opportunity awaits that will be better for their career. Just beause the Bolts had no interest in bringing particular players back does not mean that they are destined to fail.

That being said, there definitely are some former Chargers who signed some questionable contracts this offseason. Unfortunately for the teams who signed those deals, they will not end up being worth the money.

Former Chargers who won't live up to their new contracts:

1. Kenneth Murray, Tennessee Titans

Kenneth Murray's two-year contract with the Tennessee Titans was easily the most surprising of the offseason when it comes to former Chargers. The contract is worth up to $18 million with a base value of $15.4 million. To put that into context, former All-Pro running back Derrick Henry left the Titans on a two-year, $18 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

Anyone who watched the Chargers over the last four years knows that Murray is not worth the $18 million contract he signed with the Tennessee Titans. In fact, Murray has legitimately been one of the worst starting linebackers in the entire sport over that span.

If Murray had the exact same production and athletic build but was a former sixth-round pick instead of a first-round pick then he probably would not have gotten as much as he did in free agency. This is 100% an example of draft priors coming into play with the Titans hoping they can be the ones to develop the former Oklahoma Sooner.

Good for Murray for getting a big pay day but he is not going to live up to the price tag.