6. Letting Kyzir White walk for cheap
This was definitely one of the most painful moves that Telesco has made as there was every reason to bring Kyzir White back to the Chargers after his breakout 2021 season. White was excellent for the Bolts in 2021 and was a key member of Brandon Staley's defense.
Instead, the Chargers showed no interest in bringing White back and allowed him to sign a one-year, $3 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. It was not a surprise to see him play really well for Philly during the team's Super Bowl run.
This at least gave more playing time to Drue Tranquill, who had a breakout season of his own in 2022. The Chargers once again allowed him to walk for cheap, although he has not yet gotten the chance to prove LA wrong like White.
5. Waiving Younghoe Koo
The Chargers waived Younghoe Koo after an 0-4 start in 2017 for reasons that weren't totally his fault. Granted, Koo was not perfect but there were special teams mistakes that were bigger than him that led to the slow start.
Instead of Koo, the Chargers went with a veteran in Nick Novack who was mediocre at best for the team. Meanwhile, Koo has gone on to piece together a nice career with the Atlanta Falcons thus far, even earning a Pro Bowl nod.