3. Jason Verrett
Jason Verrett is one of the biggest what-ifs in recent Chargers history. Taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Verrett is a really talented cornerback that showed so much potential on the Chargers. The one season that Verrett stayed healthy he was a bonafide CB1 and so many fans were licking their chops at the idea of Verrett and Casey Hayward together.
Verrett simply could not stay healthy. His lone Pro Bowl season was the only year that he turned in a full season worth of work and year after year the injuries started to stockpile. While it was impossible to deny his potential, it was also impossible to keep him around and pay him only to keep getting hurt.
The injuries continued after his career with the Chargers. After missing all of 2018 as a member of the Chargers, Verrett signed with the San Francisco 49ers and played just one game in 2019. He was still able to get a new one-year deal with the 49ers and her turned that into his second healthy season as he played 13 games and was actually really good for the Vikings.
It was nice to see Verrett healthy and playing well as every Charger fan was rooting for his success. That success was short-lived, though, as the injury bug came back in 2021 with Verrett tearing his ACL in Week 1.
It appears that the 49ers are done giving Jason Verrett chances and with so many injuries on the books, that was probably the last we have seen of him in the NFL.