Most concerning positions on the LA Chargers roster: 1. Kicker
The LA Chargers cut Michael Badgley, officially declaring Tristan Vizcaino as the starting kicker for 2021. While fans were happy to see Badgley go, it is hard to get overly excited about Vizcaino.
Vizcaino definitely won the job by being the better kicker during camp and the preseason but that is not necessarily saying much. Neither kicker really stood out as being a great option for the Chargers and Vizcaino might have won the job based on kickoffs alone.
Vizcaino was not the most accurate in terms of field goal attempts. There is absolutely a scenario in which Vizcaino is disappointing to start the season and the Chargers end up having to look elsewhere.
Regardless, fans better hope that they figure it out sooner rather than later.
This is the biggest concern on the LA Chargers roster as it can be the most impactful. Games can literally be won and lost with the field goal kicker alone and if the Chargers have yet another bad kicking situation that could be the difference between finishing 11-6 and finishing 9-8.
And in the really tough AFC with a lot of good teams, the difference between 11-6 and 9-8 very well could be the difference between making the playoffs and missing the playoffs.
The team can only go as far as their field goal kicker takes them and the hope is that they finally found the guy in Tristan Vizcaino. Only time will tell.