3 former Chargers who thrived on other teams in 2022
2. Rayshawn Jenkins
Rayshawn Jenkins was similar to Kyzir White in that he did not fully blossom for the Chargers until it was late in his rookie contract. Jenkins was a special teams player in his first two years in the league and then was thrown into the fire in 2019 when Derwin James was injured.
The result was a solid season for Jenkins that he carried into the 2020 season. The former fourth-round pick made the most of his opportunity and was able to earn a decent payday from the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2020 season. Jenkins signed a four-year, $35 million deal with Jacksonville.
It looked like the Jags were instantly going to regret that contract as things did not go well for Jenkins in 2021. But to be fair to the former Charger, literally nothing went well for the Jags in 2021 with Urban Meyer as the head coach.
Jenkins turned that ship around in 2022 and reminded the Jaguars why they offered him a four-year contract in the first place. He played all 17 games for the Jaguars and recorded three interceptions (one touchdown), with 12 passes defended, three forced fumbles and 116 combined tackles.
It was by far the best season of Jenkins career as he and L'Jarius Sneed were the only players in the entire league to finish with 100+ combined tackles, 3+ interceptions and 3+ forced fumbles. Jenkins also had the two biggest plays of the season for the Jaguars, picking off Dak Prescott in overtime for the touchdown and the win and stripping Joshua Dobbs for the eventual game-winning fumble recovery in Week 18.