LA Chargers: 3 players facing make-or-break seasons in 2021

Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery (99)
Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Jerry Tillery (99) / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Dec 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers kick returner Nasir Adderley (24)
Dec 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers kick returner Nasir Adderley (24) / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

3. Nasir Adderley

Nasir Adderley has been covered a lot this offseason as he is one of the most interesting players on the LA Chargers heading into the 2021 season. He was extremely hyped up upon being drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and has not lived up to the hype at all.

Adderley is in the same boat as Tillery but has struggled for different reasons. The first hurdle that he had to overcome was an injury-plagued rookie season that really did not do him any favors.

Add that to the fact that he did not get a normal offseason nor preseason in 2020 and it is a perfect storm for Adderley to struggle. That is exactly what he did in 2020 as he was one of the worst coverage safeties in the league.

However, the skills are still there and the hope, like with Tillery, is that Staley can maximize his talent. There is reason to believe that he can accomplish this. Things are finally in his favor and actually getting to play next to a healthy Derwin James in a split-zone scheme will be huge for Adderley.

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It is definitely more likely that Adderley "makes" it in 2021 and ends up being the guy we all thought he was out of college. However, if he doesn't, it might be time to stop making up excuses for why he hasn't lived up to the potential.

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