Ranking the Chargers best free-agent signings under Tom Telesco
4. CB Bryce Callahan
Bryce Callahan signed a one-year deal with the Chargers to give the team more depth at the cornerback position in 2022. He previously worked with head coach Brandon Staley when both were part of the Bears organization from 2017 and 2018. Callahan moved up the depth chart during training camp when he earned the starting spot at slot corner over Michael Davis playing alongside Asante Samuel Jr. and J.C. Jackson.
Callahan made an impact as early as Week 1 against the Raiders, recording an interception and two passes defended. His role became even more important after Week 7 when cornerback J.C. Jackson suffered a dislocated right kneecap against the Seahawks that sidelined him for the rest of the year.
Even though Callahan had good performances on previous teams during his career, he recorded his best one in 2022 with the Chargers. He finished the season with 47 total tackles, six passes defended, three interceptions, and one pick-six (only defensive touchdown of his career).
Bryce Callahan was one of the most underrated free agency signings last year and he is an important piece for the Chargers to bring back this offseason.