Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart 2019 Chargers Depth Chart

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Last year’s Chargers were a lot of fun to watch. They put out a strong unit and went 12-4, it was just unfortunate that the Chiefs did exactly the same. The Chargers fell to the Patriots 41-28 in the Divisional Round. Philip Rivers, one of the only great, veteran QBs in the league to have not won a Super Bowl, will take the reins on the Chargers’ offense this year. He’s backed up by Tyrod Taylor. The backfield consists of Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, and Detrez Newsome who give the Chargers immense depth and options when it comes to running plays on the ground. Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin, and Mike Williams round out the starting WR line, and we’ll likely see big production from them this year as Rivers was 8th in the NFL in passing yards (4,308) and 6th in the NFL in TDs (32).

It could be argued that the Chargers had a top 5 defense in the league last year, and it’s stacking up to be a similar story this year. Joey Bosa commands the pass rush like few others and was able to force huge plays all season, and the Chargers definitely missed him when he was on the IR. The secondary was also spectacular last season, and rookie Derwin James was a huge part of that. Expect to see the Chargers come out and have a similar season to last year, only hopefully, it ends a little better.

Offense Depth Chart

Quarterback QB
Eli Jenkins E. Jenkins (4)
68
#87 QB
Running Back RB
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome (4)
66
#167 RB
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell (4)
66
#318 WR
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Tight End TE
Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa (4)
66
#146 TE
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell (4)
66
#318 WR
Tight End TE
Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa (4)
66
#146 TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Eli Jenkins E. Jenkins (4)
68
#87 QB
Running Back RB
Detrez Newsome D. Newsome (4)
66
#167 RB
Skill Positions Depth Chart
Position POS
Left Wide Receiver LWR
Tight End TE
Slot Wide Receiver SWR
Right Wide Receiver RWR
Quarterback QB
Running Back RB

Defense Depth Chart

Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE/OB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Kyzir White K. White (2)
66
#147 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Brandon Facyson B. Facyson (3)
68
#191 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE/OB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Kyzir White K. White (2)
66
#147 OLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Brandon Facyson B. Facyson (3)
68
#191 CB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB
Defense Depth Chart (4-3)
Position POS
Left Defensive End LDE
Defensive Tackle DT
Nose Tackle NT
Defensive End DE/OB
L Outside Linebacker LOLB
Middle Linebacker MLB
R Outside Linebacker ROLB
Left Cornerback LCB
Strong Safety SS
Free Safety FS
Right Cornerback RCB

Offense Depth Chart Stats

OL
Player Rating
Russell Okung R. Okung
77
Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey
80
Sam Tevi S. Tevi
65
Michael Schofield M. Schofield
74
Dan Feeney D. Feeney
72
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
78
Trey Pipkins T. Pipkins
71
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
65
Trenton Scott T. Scott
68
Cole Toner C. Toner
63
Dillon Deboer D. Deboer
66
Tanner Volson T. Volson
70
Offensive Line Stats
Player Rating Depth Position Position Snaps/Game
Russell Okung R. Okung
77
LT 1 OT
Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey
80
C 1 C
Sam Tevi S. Tevi
65
RT 1 OT
Michael Schofield M. Schofield
74
RG 1 G
Dan Feeney D. Feeney
72
LG 1 G
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
78
RG 2 G
Trey Pipkins T. Pipkins
71
RT 2 OT
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
65
C 2 C
Trenton Scott T. Scott
68
RT 3 OT
Cole Toner C. Toner
63
C 3 C
Dillon Deboer D. Deboer
66
OL 11 C
Tanner Volson T. Volson
70
OL 12 C

Defense Depth Chart Stats

Team Defense Rating
Los Angeles Chargers Chargers
91
Team Defense Rating Pts Allowed/Game Yards Allowed/Game Pass Yards Allowed/Game Rush Yards Allowed/Game Sacks Fumbles INT
Los Angeles Chargers
91
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Special Teams Rating
Los Angeles Chargers Chargers
0
Special Teams Rating Kick Return TDs Punt Return TDs Field Goal Blocked Punt Blocked Extra Point Blocked TDs
Los Angeles Chargers
0
0 0 0 0 0 0
Kickers Rating
Ty Long T. Long N/A
Kickers Rating Depth Position Points Field Goals Made Field Goal % Made Long Extra Points Made 0-19 FG Attempted/Made 20-29 FG Attempted/Made 30-39 FG Attempted/Made 40-49 FG Attempted/Made 50+ Attempted/Made
Ty Long T. Long
K 1
Punters Rating
Tyler Newsome T. Newsome
73
Punters Rating Depth Position
Tyler Newsome T. Newsome
73
P 1

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Offseason Moves

The Chargers had a great 2019 draft. In the first round at pick #28, they took Jerry Tillery, a DT out of Notre Dame who is simply going to make their elite defense even better. He tore through his opponents at Notre Dame and gained second-team All-American status from the Associated Press. After Tillery, the Chargers took Nasir Adderley, a safety out of Delaware. I like the Bolts’ strategy of doubling down on defense in the first two rounds, because as the old cliche goes, “Defense wins championships.” With the offense clicking as well as it did last year, I feel the best way to get Rivers a ring before he retires is strengthening the D, and the Chargers have done exactly that so far in the off-season. In the third round they moved to the offensive side, selecting Trey Pipkins, a tackle. He stands at 6’6” and 309 LBS. His college performance at Sioux Falls leads me to believe he will be able to provide great protection for Rivers should he get the chance to start this year.

The Chargers also got busy in free-agency. GM Tom Telesco had stated he wanted to work on their LB core at the end of last season, so it’s not a surprise that the Chargers’ first free agency signing was LB Thomas Davis formerly of the Panthers. After Davis, the Chargers didn’t look far to grab Denzel Perryman (LB) for another 2 years. His re-signing has come with mixed reviews from Chargers fans, but I see it as a positive thing for the team and the defense. The Chargers looked to do something they haven’t done in a long time, and that’s grabbing a good backup QB for Rivers, Tyrod Taylor. If anything were to happen to Rivers, Taylor has proved to be good in high-pressure situations and also has a completely different style of play (elusive, scrambling) which will throw opposing defenses for a loop.

Looking Ahead

What’s next for the Chargers? Well, I’m not even sure they know. What I do know, though, is they did everything in their power over the off-season to ensure they’re putting the best product on the field, and as a fan that’s all you can ask for. Having such a good season last year, I doubt that with their difficult 2019 schedule they’ll surpass the 12-4 record, but they might get close or finish with that same record and make the playoffs again. Only this year, it’s not just about the playoffs, it’s about making it deep into the playoffs for a possible Super Bowl run. I know that sounds obvious, but I truly feel that Rivers deserves a shot at the Big Game and this is what the Chargers look like at their peak. I don’t see them maintaining this much elite talent after a few more years, so their window is now.