The Los Angeles Chargers were just an awkwardly called timeout away from playing in the postseason this year. Although they were on the verge of playing under the bright lights, being completely candid, they didn't deserve it.
By all accounts, the Chargers were one of the most explosive offenses in the entire league. But, their overall defense wasn’t pretty at times. On average, the Chargers gave up 27 points per game. That’s more than the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans who are currently in a perpetual rebuild.
While quarterback Justin Herbert continues to steal all of the headlines, it’s the defense that will need to be addressed in a major way. With a long list of all-world cornerbacks ready to hit free agency this offseason, the Chargers franchise should be gearing up to make a run at least one of them.
In terms of passing defense, the Chargers weren’t considered bottom feeders, ranking 12th overall. On average, they gave up 221.2 yards per game. If the LA based franchise can simply get their hands on one of the more prominent lock-down corners in the league, that’ll push them into the Super Bowl mix next season. Let’s take a look at who they should attempt to get their hands on.