Los Angeles Chargers Roster 2019 Chargers Roster

5-8, 3rd AFC West

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9:05 pm GMT, 12/15

The 2018 Los Angeles Chargers were one of the best all around teams in the NFL. They ranked 6th in offense and 8th in defense and entered the playoffs 12-4. Despite that, they were forced to play in the Wild Card Round where they bested the Ravens but fell to the Patriots in the Divisional Round. Philip Rivers projects to have another great year at the QB position and will look for similarly productive seasons from Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Travis Benjamin. He’ll also get back Hunter Henry who missed all of last season with an injury. Melvin Gordon’s situation is something to keep an eye on as a trade could heavily impact the team’s future. The same goes for a Le’Veon Bell style lockout. 

Pos Name Number Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB Philip Rivers Philip Rivers P. Rivers 17
93
#3 QB 1 6'5" 228 38 12/8/81 16 2004 1 4 North Carolina State
QB Tyrod Taylor Tyrod Taylor T. Taylor 5
70
#66 QB 2 6'1" 215 30 8/3/89 9 2011 6 180 Virginia Tech
QB Easton Stick Easton Stick E. Stick 2
73
#40 QB 3 6'1" 224 24 9/15/95 0 2019 5 166 North Dakota State
QB Eli Jenkins Eli Jenkins E. Jenkins 5
68
#75 QB 6'2" 205 25 8/7/94 1 2017 Jacksonville State
RB Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon M. Gordon 25
90
#7 RB 1 6'1" 215 26 4/13/93 5 2015 1 15 Wisconsin
RB Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler 30
80
#32 RB 2 5'9" 191 24 5/17/95 3 2017 Western State (CO)
RB Justin Jackson Justin Jackson J. Jackson 22
75
#67 RB 3 6'0" 199 23 4/22/96 2 2018 7 251 Northwestern
RB Troymaine Pope Troymaine Pope T. Pope 35
66
#141 RB 5 5'7" 205 26 11/29/93 2 2016 Jacksonville State
RB Derrick Gore Derrick Gore D. Gore 0
6 5'10" 212 0 2019 -
RB Jeremy Cox Jeremy Cox J. Cox 36
76
#62 RB 7 6'0" 235 23 8/16/96 0 2019 Old Dominion
OT Russell Okung Russell Okung R. Okung 76
75
#42 OT 1 6'5" 310 32 10/7/87 10 2010 1 6 Oklahoma State
OT Sam Tevi Sam Tevi S. Tevi 69
65
#135 OT 1 6'5" 312 25 11/15/94 3 2017 6 190 Utah
OT Trey Pipkins Trey Pipkins T. Pipkins 79
71
#90 OT 2 6'6" 309 23 9/5/96 0 2019 3 91 Sioux Falls
OT Trenton Scott Trenton Scott T. Scott 78
68
#115 OT 2 6'5" 320 25 1/25/94 2 2018
OT Spencer Drango Spencer Drango S. Drango 74
73
#47 OT 3 6'6" 315 27 10/15/92 3 2016 5 168 Baylor
OT Tyree St. Louis Tyree St. Louis T. S. Louis 70
70
#118 OT 6'5" 323 22 8/5/97 0 2019 Miami
OT Blake Camper Blake Camper B. Camper 73
6'8" 309 22 12/17/96 0 2019 South Carolina
ILB Denzel Perryman Denzel Perryman D. Perryman 52
73
#54 ILB 1 5'11" 236 25 11/16/94 5 2015 2 48 Miami (FL)
ILB Kyzir White Kyzir White K. White 44
66
#132 ILB 2 6'2" 218 23 3/24/96 2 2018 4 119
ILB Drue Tranquill Drue Tranquill D. Tranquill 49
72
#60 ILB 3 6'2" 234 24 8/15/95 0 2019 4 130 Notre Dame
OLB Uchenna Nwosu Uchenna Nwosu U. Nwosu 42
76
#52 OLB 1 6'2" 251 22 12/28/96 2 2018 2 48 USC
OLB Thomas Davis Thomas Davis T. Davis 58
80
#25 OLB 1 6'1" 240 36 3/22/83 15 2005 1 14 Georgia
OLB Jatavis Brown Jatavis Brown J. Brown 57
73
#70 OLB 2 6'0" 219 26 2/18/93 4 2016 5 175 Akron
OLB Nick Dzubnar Nick Dzubnar N. Dzubnar 48
60
#111 OLB 3 6'2" 240 28 8/15/91 5 2015 Cal Poly
OLB Emeke Egbule Emeke Egbule E. Egbule 51
76
#48 OLB 3 6'2" 245 23 10/13/96 0 2019 6 200 Houston
OLB Josh Corcoran Josh Corcoran J. Corcoran 59
6'3" 256 22 4/5/97 0 2019 Northern Illinois
OLB Malik Jefferson Malik Jefferson M. Jefferson 46
66
#135 OLB 6'2" 236 23 11/15/96 2 2018 3 78 Texas
SS Derwin James Derwin James D. James 33
90
#1 SS 1 6'2" 215 23 8/3/96 2 2018 1 17
SS Adrian Phillips Adrian Phillips A. Phillips 31
79
#21 SS 2 5'11" 201 29 1/6/90 5 2014 Texas
SS Roderic Teamer Jr. Roderic Teamer Jr. R. Teamer Jr. 36
3 5'11" 205 22 5/12/97 0 2019 Tulane
P Tyler Newsome Tyler Newsome T. Newsome 6
73
#29 P 6'2" 210 24 7/14/95 0 2019 Notre Dame
FS Rayshawn Jenkins Rayshawn Jenkins R. Jenkins 23
69
#61 FS 1 6'1" 214 25 1/25/94 3 2017 4 113 Miami
FS Jaylen Watkins Jaylen Watkins J. Watkins 27
71
#54 FS 3 5'11" 194 27 11/27/92 5 2014 4 101 Florida
FS Nasir Adderley Nasir Adderley N. Adderley 32
70
#58 FS 6'0" 206 22 5/31/97 0 2019 2 60 Delaware
LS Cole Mazza Cole Mazza C. Mazza 45
71
#7 LS 6'1" 236 24 2/14/95 1 2019 Alabama
C Scott Quessenberry Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry 61
65
#73 C 1 6'4" 310 24 3/23/95 2 2018 5 155
C Mike Pouncey Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey 53
84
#9 C 6'5" 303 30 7/24/89 9 2011 1 15 Florida
C Cole Toner Cole Toner C. Toner 64
63
#84 C 6'5" 306 25 3/13/94 3 2016 5 170 Harvard
C Dillon Deboer Dillon Deboer D. Deboer 60
66
#63 C 6'6" 300 25 7/26/94 1 2017 Florida Atlantic
DT Justin Jones Justin Jones J. Jones 93
65
#97 DT 1 6'2" 309 23 8/28/96 2 2018 3 84 NC State
DT Jerry Tillery Jerry Tillery J. Tillery 99
76
#39 DT 2 6'6" 295 23 10/8/96 0 2019 1 28 Notre Dame
DT Sylvester Williams Sylvester Williams S. Williams 96
74
#26 DT 3 6'3" 313 31 11/21/88 7 2013 1 28 North Carolina
DT PJ Johnson PJ Johnson P. Johnson 94
77
#26 DT 6'5" 305 23 6/14/96 0 2019 7 229 Arizona
DT Cortez Broughton Cortez Broughton C. Broughton 91
71
#72 DT 6'2" 291 23 9/2/96 0 2019 7 242 Cincinnati
DT Reggie Howard Reggie Howard R. Howard 72
76
#30 DT 6'3" 280 23 3/26/96 0 2019 Toledo
LB Elijah Zeise Elijah Zeise E. Zeise 46
6'2" 244 24 11/28/95 0 2019 Pittsburgh
WR Keenan Allen Keenan Allen K. Allen 13
94
#7 WR 1 6'2" 206 27 4/27/92 7 2013 3 76 California
WR Jalen Guyton Jalen Guyton J. Guyton 8
73
#147 WR 1 6'1" 208 22 6/7/97 0 2019 North Texas
WR Mike Williams Mike Williams M. Williams 81
83
#35 WR 1 6'4" 218 25 10/4/94 3 2017 1 7 Clemson
WR Andre Patton Andre Patton A. Patton 15
67
#269 WR 2 6'2" 206 25 5/28/94 1 2017 Rutgers
WR Geremy Davis Geremy Davis G. Davis 11
63
#266 WR 2 6'2" 216 27 1/10/92 5 2015 6 186 UConn
WR Dylan Cantrell Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell 84
66
#232 WR 3 6'3" 226 25 6/29/94 1 2018 6 191
WR Anthony Johnson Anthony Johnson A. Johnson 83
77
#62 WR 3 6'2" 209 24 1/29/95 0 2019 Buffalo
WR Artavis Scott Artavis Scott A. Scott 10
67
#301 WR 3 5'10" 193 24 12/12/94 2 2017 Clemson
WR Tyron Johnson Tyron Johnson T. Johnson 3
71
#220 WR 4 6'1" 181 23 1/8/96 0 2019 Oklahoma State
WR Jason Moore Jason Moore J. Moore 89
74
#165 WR 4 6'2" 208 24 6/23/95 0 2019 Findlay
WR Fred Trevillion Fred Trevillion F. Trevillion 3
71
#179 WR 6'1" 190 25 10/13/94 0 2019 San Diego State
WR Trevion Thompson Trevion Thompson T. Thompson 1
74
#117 WR 6'2" 200 24 11/14/95 0 2019 Clemson
WR Dontre Wilson Dontre Wilson D. Wilson 0
69
#200 WR 1
DL Tevin Lawson Tevin Lawson T. Lawson 78
77
#2 DL 6'3" 285 0 2018
DL Thomas Costigan Thomas Costigan T. Costigan 73
6'3" 240 0 2019 Bryant
TE Hunter Henry Hunter Henry H. Henry 86
88
#8 TE 1 6'5" 250 25 12/7/94 4 2016 2 35 Arkansas
TE Virgil Green Virgil Green V. Green 88
75
#59 TE 2 6'3" 249 31 7/21/88 9 2011 7 204 Nevada
TE Lance Kendricks Lance Kendricks L. Kendricks 87
78
#35 TE 3 6'3" 243 31 1/30/88 9 2011 2 47 Wisconsin
TE Stephen Anderson Stephen Anderson S. Anderson 82
64
#174 TE 4 6'2" 215 26 1/30/93 3 2016 California
TE Sean Culkin Sean Culkin S. Culkin 80
60
#132 TE 5 6'5" 250 26 6/11/93 3 2017 Missouri
TE Andrew Vollert Andrew Vollert A. Vollert 87
69
#75 TE 6 6'5" 239 24 3/15/95 1 2018
TE Anthony Kukwa Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa 42
66
#121 TE 6'2" 239 27 10/30/92 1 2017 Lake Erie
DE Joey Bosa Joey Bosa J. Bosa 97
86
#13 DE 1 6'5" 269 25 9/12/94 4 2016 1 3 Ohio State
DE Melvin Ingram Melvin Ingram M. Ingram 54
90
#6 DE 1 6'1" 265 30 4/26/89 8 2012 1 18 South Carolina
DE Isaac Rochell Isaac Rochell I. Rochell 98
70
#122 DE 2 6'4" 282 24 4/22/95 2 2017 7 225 Notre Dame
DE Anthony Lanier Anthony Lanier A. Lanier 90
68
#124 DE 6'6" 260 26 5/8/93 3 2016 Alabama A&M
FB Derek Watt Derek Watt D. Watt 34
60
#15 FB 4 6'2" 234 27 11/7/92 4 2016 6 198 Wisconsin
CB Brandon Facyson Brandon Facyson B. Facyson 28
68
#174 CB 1 6'1" 203 25 9/8/94 2 2018 Virginia Tech
CB Casey Hayward Casey Hayward C. Hayward 26
90
#8 CB 1 5'11" 192 30 9/9/89 8 2012 2 62 Vanderbilt
CB Desmond King Desmond King D. King 20
84
#24 CB 1 5'10" 206 24 12/14/94 3 2017 5 151 Iowa
CB Tevaughn Campbell Tevaughn Campbell T. Campbell 37
#20 CB 2 6'0" 195 26 6/14/93 1 2019 Regina, Canada
CB Rodney Randle Jr. Rodney Randle Jr. R. Randle Jr. 41
5'8" 183 22 2/27/97 0 2019 Lamar
CB Quenton Meeks Quenton Meeks Q. Meeks 29
67
#205 CB 6'1" 209 23 6/20/96 2 2018
CB Bradford Lemmons Bradford Lemmons B. Lemmons 45
6'3" 192 23 4/19/96 0 2019 Furman
CB Michael Davis Michael Davis M. Davis 43
70
#155 CB 6'2" 187 24 1/6/95 3 2017 BYU
NT Brandon Mebane Brandon Mebane B. Mebane 92
72
#28 NT 1 6'1" 311 34 1/15/85 13 2007 3 85 California
NT Damion Square Damion Square D. Square 71
68
#46 NT 2 6'2" 293 30 2/6/89 7 2013 Alabama
NT Durndraus Bryant Durndraus Bryant D. Bryant 70
6'1" 330 0 2019 North Carolina State
G Michael Schofield Michael Schofield M. Schofield 75
74
#60 G 1 6'6" 301 29 11/15/90 6 2014 3 95 Michigan
G Dan Feeney Dan Feeney D. Feeney 66
74
#35 G 1 6'4" 304 25 5/29/94 3 2017 3 71 Indiana
G Ryan Groy Ryan Groy R. Groy 72
71
#98 G 2 6'5" 316 29 9/30/90 6 2014 Wisconsin
G Forrest Lamp Forrest Lamp F. Lamp 77
71
#87 G 6'4" 309 25 2/20/94 3 2017 2 38 Western Kentucky
G Larry Allen Jr. Larry Allen Jr. L. Allen Jr. 68
75
#47 G 6'3" 283 23 7/21/96 0 2019 Harvard
K Michael Badgley Michael Badgley M. Badgley 4
72
#34 K 1 5'10" 186 24 7/28/95 2 2018
K Ty Long Ty Long T. Long 1
#2 K 2 6'2" 205 26 4/6/93 1 2015 UAB

Top 3 Chargers Roster Questions of 2019-2020

Adding to the linebacking core

One of the Chargers biggest free agency concerns was improving their linebacking group. When free agency opened, that’s exactly what GM Tom Telesco did. He brought in Thomas Davis from Carolina and resigned Denzel Perryman to two year contracts of $10.5 and $12 million, respectively. While Davis wasn’t the biggest name out there or a huge difference maker, he’ll bring an impact player and flexibility to the linebacking position. Even at the age of 35, he was ranked the 19th LB in 2018 by Pro Football Focus. 

Meanwhile, Denzel Perryman will return to the middle linebacker position where he’s been a dominant force for LA during his four year career. He’s been a great clog in the running game and has seen consistent marks in his games. However, there is some injury risk with the resigning of Perryman. In his first 4 pro seasons, he’s yet to play a full year and only logged 16 games played over the past two seasons. While he’s a high ceiling player, Perryman needs to stay healthy and put up the same type of stats to make this a steal for the Chargers. Otherwise, paying $6 million a year for a player who’s only going to suit up for your team for half a season doesn’t seem like the best investment.

Backing Up Philip Rivers?

After backing up Phillip Rivers for one year, Geno Smith has departed and is now on the Seattle Seahawks. That left Cardale Jones as the Rivers’ backup and that front office quickly addressed that issue. Once Buffalo Bills starter Tyrod Taylor was brought in to shore up the backup spot with a two year, $11 million dollar contract. 

Though backup quarterbacks are usually nothing to be heralded about, Taylor brings an experienced QB that should be able to help out the team should anything happen to Rivers. In 3 starts with the Browns last season, Taylor was good for 473 passing yards and 2 TDs. However, he’s also a dual threat option and rushed for 125 yards and a TD in 2018. While Chargers fans likely won’t see much action from Taylor and probably won’t want to, he’ll be an experienced vet who the Chargers can depend on.

What’s the deal with Melvin Gordon?

Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the Chargers is the uncertainty around Melvin Gordon. Throughout his career, Gordon has been a great running back and was projected to be one of the best heading into this year. However, reports are that Gordon either wants a contract or out of Los Angeles as he appears to be taking the same path that Le’Veon Bell took last year. While this is obviously a very bad look not only for the Chargers but for the entire NFL, someone will have to budge. 

Los Angeles doesn’t have any commitment after this season and might not want to fork over a large sum of money. At the same time, it’s unlikely a playoff bound team would want to part with their best player ahead of a win-now season. It’ll be interesting to see exactly which direction the team decides to go when they contemplate whether to trade their star running back or risk losing him for nothing.