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

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Matt Feiler

After a really promising first season for the Chargers in 2021, left guard Matt Feiler became an obvious cap casualty after the 2022 season. The Chargers needed to create cap space and the cap savings on Feiler's contract were simply too high. With Jamaree Salyer having such a good year as a fill-in left tackle, it made all the sense in the world for the Chargers to replace Feiler with a much younger option with more promise.

One bad year wasn't enough to completely derail Feiler's career as he had a track record of being successful in the league. That was the logic the Tampa Bay Buccaneers used when signing Feiler, who was touted as someone who was a "key to the revamped offensive line".

Feiler started the season at left guard for the Bucs and the results were not very promising. The veteran offensive lineman saw his struggles continue with a new team in 2023. Feiler allowed 12 pressures in the first seven games and had thre games with a pass-blocking efficiency rate under 97%. That is not good, at all, for a guard.

Feiler then suffered an injury and by the time he was cleared to return to action the Buccaneers opted against it. Despite being signed to be the team's starting left guard, Feiler only ended up starting six games for the Bucs.

It is unclear what the future holds for the 31-year-old guard. Feiler has two pretty bad seasons on his resume now and it isn't like he is a spring chicken. The arrow is pointing firmly down for Feiler, who might not be in the league next season as a result.