Ranking the top 10 Chargers from the 2022 regular season

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The 2022 regular season has officially come to a close and the LA Chargers are one of the 14 teams in the NFL still playing for Super Bowl gold. Things are looking great for the Chargers as the team peaked (and got healthy) at the perfect time.

It was an up-and-down season for the Bolts with the playoffs seeming like a longshot at one point. However, good coaching and talent were able to persevere and now the Chargers are the team no one wants to play in the playoffs.

There is a contingent of Chargers who played well this season but there is a group of 10 that stood out above the rest. With five dedicated for offense and five dedicated for defense, let's dive into the top 10 Chargers from the 2022 season (sorry Cameron Dicker and J.K. Scott).

Ranking the top 10 Chargers from the 2022 regular season:

Chargers' No. 5 on defense: Asante Samuel Jr.

Asante Samuel Jr. took a leap this season. While his overall production was not as good as his peaks, Samuel had some really high peaks where he looked like a true, elite CB1. There were other times in which he put together poor reps, more often against the run than in coverage.

Chargers fans have to feel great about Zont, who is only going to get better with more experience in the NFL. He could be a sleeper first-time Pro Bowl selection next season.

Chargers' No. 5 on offense: Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen's impact was ironically felt more when he was not playing. Allen's injury keeps him from ranking higher on this list and it was clear during that time that the offense simply did not operate the same without him. Time and time again Allen would bail out some interesting play-calls in key situations and he continued to do that once he returned.

He may not have had a 1,000-yard season or find the end zone very often but he still had a big impact on the games he did play when the Chargers needed him to. Heading into the playoffs, Allen could be the difference between a Super Bowl run or an early exit.