3 former Chargers players who failed with their new team in 2023

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There has been a lot of roster turnover year after year for the LA Chargers as former GM Tom Telesco did not make it a habit to re-sign players to second contracts. As a result, there are a lot of former Chargers players who are sprinkled throughout the league.

Some of these players go on to succeed after leaving the Chargers. Drue Tranquill put together a great season for the Kansas City Chiefs that resulted in a Super Bowl ring and a new, more expensive contract. The year before, Kyzir White did the same thing with the Philadelphia Eagles (although he fell just short of winning a Super Bowl).

Not every former Charger is successful, however. There are several former Chargers who played for new teams in 2023 and did not have the kind of season they were hoping for.

3 former Chargers who failed on their new team in 2023:

DeAndre Carter

DeAndre Carter joined the trend of leaving the Chargers to join the Las Vegas Raiders. Carter was a productive returner for the Chargers in 2022 and on paper, the Raiders were getting an upgrade in that position.

Carter didn't really do much for the Raiders in 2023. The veteran wide receiver returned just 11 kickoffs and saw his punt return average go down from his lone season with the Chargers. Carter did next to nothing offensively, which was different from when he was forced to contribute for the Bolts in 2022.

Meanwhile, the Chargers added one of the best return specialists in the sport via rookie fourth-round draft pick Derius Davis. Davis was undoubtedly an upgrade from Carter and now the Raiders are likely looking for a different returner to field kickoffs and punts next season.