Los Angeles Chargers Roster 2019 Chargers Roster

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8:05 pm GMT, 9/8

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
92
#3 QB 1 6'5" 228 37 12/8/81 16 2004 1 4 North Carolina State
QB Tyrod Taylor Tyrod Taylor T. Taylor 5
76
#38 QB 2 6'1" 215 30 8/3/89 9 2011 6 180 Virginia Tech
QB Cardale Jones Cardale Jones C. Jones 7
67
#80 QB 3 6'5" 253 26 9/29/92 3 2016 4 139 Ohio State
QB Easton Stick Easton Stick E. Stick 2
73
#48 QB 4 6'1" 224 23 9/15/95 0 2019 5 166 North Dakota State
QB Eli Jenkins Eli Jenkins E. Jenkins 5
68
#87 QB 6'2" 205 25 8/7/94 1 2017 Jacksonville State
RB Melvin Gordon Melvin Gordon M. Gordon 25
89
#7 RB 1 6'1" 215 26 4/13/93 5 2015 1 15 Wisconsin
RB Austin Ekeler Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler 30
83
#23 RB 2 5'9" 191 24 5/17/95 3 2017 Western State (CO)
RB Justin Jackson Justin Jackson J. Jackson 22
66
#168 RB 3 6'0" 199 23 4/22/96 2 2018 7 251 Northwestern
RB Detrez Newsome Detrez Newsome D. Newsome 38
66
#167 RB 4 5'10" 210 25 3/6/94 2 2018
RB Troymaine Pope Troymaine Pope T. Pope 35
66
#170 RB 5 5'7" 205 25 11/29/93 2 2016 Jacksonville State
RB Jeremy Cox Jeremy Cox J. Cox 36
76
#73 RB 7 6'0" 235 23 8/16/96 0 2019 Old Dominion
OT Sam Tevi Sam Tevi S. Tevi 69
65
#162 OT 1 6'5" 312 24 11/15/94 3 2017 6 190 Utah
OT Trenton Scott Trenton Scott T. Scott 78
68
#134 OT 1 6'5" 320 25 1/25/94 2 2018
OT Trey Pipkins Trey Pipkins T. Pipkins 79
71
#105 OT 2 6'6" 309 22 9/5/96 0 2019 3 91 Sioux Falls
OT Spencer Drango Spencer Drango S. Drango 74
73
#47 OT 2 6'6" 315 26 10/15/92 3 2016 5 168 Baylor
OT Blake Camper Blake Camper B. Camper 73
3 6'8" 309 22 12/17/96 0 2019 South Carolina
OT Russell Okung Russell Okung R. Okung 76
77
#42 OT 6'5" 310 31 10/7/87 10 2010 1 6 Oklahoma State
OT Jamar McGloster Jamar McGloster J. McGloster 64
69
#85 OT 6'7" 328 24 6/4/95 1 2018
OT Brant Weiss Brant Weiss B. Weiss 75
66
#8 OT 6'6" 297 24 6/8/95 1 2018 Toledo
ILB Denzel Perryman Denzel Perryman D. Perryman 52
72
#68 ILB 1 5'11" 236 24 11/16/94 5 2015 2 48 Miami (FL)
ILB Nick Dzubnar Nick Dzubnar N. Dzubnar 48
60
#123 ILB 2 6'2" 240 28 8/15/91 5 2015 Cal Poly
ILB Drue Tranquill Drue Tranquill D. Tranquill 49
72
#90 ILB 3 6'2" 234 24 8/15/95 0 2019 4 130 Notre Dame
OLB Thomas Davis Thomas Davis T. Davis 58
80
#26 OLB 1 6'1" 240 36 3/22/83 15 2005 1 14 Georgia
OLB Uchenna Nwosu Uchenna Nwosu U. Nwosu 42
78
#35 OLB 1 6'2" 251 22 12/28/96 2 2018 2 48 USC
OLB Kyzir White Kyzir White K. White 44
66
#147 OLB 2 6'2" 218 23 3/24/96 2 2018 4 119
OLB Emeke Egbule Emeke Egbule E. Egbule 51
76
#70 OLB 3 6'2" 245 22 10/13/96 0 2019 6 200 Houston
OLB Jatavis Brown Jatavis Brown J. Brown 57
78
#31 OLB 3 6'0" 219 26 2/18/93 4 2016 5 175 Akron
OLB Tre'Von Johnson Tre'Von Johnson T. Johnson 50
67
#81 OLB 6'0" 228 24 2/10/95 1 2017 Weber State
OLB Josh Corcoran Josh Corcoran J. Corcoran 59
6'3" 256 22 4/5/97 0 2019 Northern Illinois
OLB Kyle Wilson Kyle Wilson K. Wilson 56
68
#17 OLB 6'0" 231 23 11/2/95 1 2018 Arkansas State
SS Adrian Phillips Adrian Phillips A. Phillips 31
82
#16 SS 1 5'11" 201 29 1/6/90 5 2014 Texas
SS Adarius Pickett Adarius Pickett A. Pickett 35
2 5'11" 200 22 9/5/96 0 2019 UCLA
SS Derwin James Derwin James D. James 33
86
#1 SS 3 6'2" 215 23 8/3/96 2 2018 1 17
SS Nasir Adderley Nasir Adderley N. Adderley 32
76
#37 SS 6'0" 206 22 5/31/97 0 2019 2 60 Delaware
SS Dexter McCoil Dexter McCoil D. McCoil 14
65
6'3" 222 27 9/5/91 3 2016 Tulsa
P Tyler Newsome Tyler Newsome T. Newsome 6
73
#30 P 2 6'2" 210 24 7/14/95 0 2019 Notre Dame
FS Rayshawn Jenkins Rayshawn Jenkins R. Jenkins 23
69
#63 FS 1 6'1" 214 25 1/25/94 3 2017 4 113 Miami
FS Jaylen Watkins Jaylen Watkins J. Watkins 27
78
#2 FS 3 5'11" 194 26 11/27/92 5 2014 4 101 Florida
FS Roderic Teamer Jr. Roderic Teamer Jr. R. Teamer Jr. 36
5'11" 205 22 5/12/97 0 2019 Tulane
LS Cole Mazza Cole Mazza C. Mazza 45
71
#7 LS 6'1" 236 24 2/14/95 1 2019 Alabama
LS Mike Windt Mike Windt M. Windt 47
62
#40 LS 6'1" 252 34 5/29/85 10 2010 Cincinnati
C Mike Pouncey Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey 53
80
#14 C 1 6'5" 303 30 7/24/89 9 2011 1 15 Florida
C Scott Quessenberry Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry 61
65
#77 C 2 6'4" 310 24 3/23/95 2 2018 5 155
C Dan Feeney Dan Feeney D. Feeney 66
72
#89 C 3 6'4" 304 25 5/29/94 3 2017 3 71 Indiana
C Tanner Volson Tanner Volson T. Volson 63
70
#50 C 6'4" 304 23 5/4/96 0 2019 North Dakota State
C Dillon Deboer Dillon Deboer D. Deboer 60
66
#76 C 6'6" 300 25 7/26/94 1 2017 Florida Atlantic
C Cole Toner Cole Toner C. Toner 64
63
#84 C 6'5" 306 25 3/13/94 3 2016 5 170 Harvard
DT Justin Jones Justin Jones J. Jones 93
65
#125 DT 1 6'2" 309 22 8/28/96 2 2018 3 84 NC State
DT Ty McGill Ty McGill T. McGill 95
73
#31 DT 2 6'1" 293 26 11/23/92 5 2015 NC State
DT Jerry Tillery Jerry Tillery J. Tillery 99
73
#73 DT 3 6'6" 295 22 10/8/96 0 2019 1 28 Notre Dame
DT Reggie Howard Reggie Howard R. Howard 72
76
#52 DT 6'3" 280 23 3/26/96 0 2019 Toledo
DT Steven Richardson Steven Richardson S. Richardson 70
66
#105 DT 6'0" 300 23 2/28/96 1 2018
DT Cortez Broughton Cortez Broughton C. Broughton 91
71
#97 DT 6'2" 291 22 9/2/96 0 2019 7 242 Cincinnati
DT Eurndraus Bryant Eurndraus Bryant E. Bryant 0
75
#64 DT 0
DB Arrion Springs Arrion Springs A. Springs 39
68
#7 DB 5'11" 205 23 9/19/95 1 2018 Oregon
WR Mike Williams Mike Williams M. Williams 81
82
#40 WR 1 6'4" 218 24 10/4/94 3 2017 1 7 Clemson
WR Keenan Allen Keenan Allen K. Allen 13
92
#11 WR 1 6'2" 206 27 4/27/92 7 2013 3 76 California
WR Travis Benjamin Travis Benjamin T. Benjamin 12
78
#74 WR 1 5'10" 175 29 12/29/89 8 2012 4 100 Miami
WR Dylan Cantrell Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell 84
66
#318 WR 2 6'3" 226 25 6/29/94 1 2018 6 191
WR Dontrelle Inman Dontrelle Inman D. Inman 15
77
#93 WR 2 6'3" 198 30 1/31/89 6 2011 Virginia
WR Artavis Scott Artavis Scott A. Scott 10
67
#301 WR 2 5'10" 193 24 12/12/94 2 2017 Clemson
WR Vince Mayle Vince Mayle V. Mayle 83
66
#281 WR 3 6'2" 224 28 6/12/91 3 2015 4 123 Washington State
WR Malachi Dupre Malachi Dupre M. Dupre 15
69
#177 WR 3 6'2" 196 23 10/12/95 1 2017 7 247 LSU
WR Geremy Davis Geremy Davis G. Davis 11
63
#356 WR 3 6'2" 216 27 1/10/92 5 2015 6 186 UConn
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
#232 WR 6'1" 190 24 10/13/94 0 2019 San Diego State
WR Justice Liggins Justice Liggins J. Liggins 82
67
#234 WR 6'1" 209 24 12/14/94 1 2017 Stephen F. Austin
WR Jordan Smallwood Jordan Smallwood J. Smallwood 12
68
#226 WR 6'2" 203 24 1/18/95 1 2018 Oklahoma
WR Andre Patton Andre Patton A. Patton 15
67
#269 WR 6'2" 206 25 5/28/94 1 2017 Rutgers
WR Dontre Wilson Dontre Wilson D. Wilson 0
69
#258 WR 1
WR Trevion Thompson Trevion Thompson T. Thompson 1
74
#147 WR 6'2" 200 23 11/14/95 0 2019 Clemson
LB Elijah Zeise Elijah Zeise E. Zeise 46
6'2" 244 23 11/28/95 0 2019 Pittsburgh
DL Tevin Lawson Tevin Lawson T. Lawson 78
77
#1 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
85
#15 TE 1 6'5" 250 24 12/7/94 4 2016 2 35 Arkansas
TE Virgil Green Virgil Green V. Green 88
78
#31 TE 2 6'3" 249 31 7/21/88 9 2011 7 204 Nevada
TE Sean Culkin Sean Culkin S. Culkin 80
60
#167 TE 3 6'5" 250 26 6/11/93 3 2017 Missouri
TE Anthony Kukwa Anthony Kukwa A. Kukwa 42
66
#146 TE 6'2" 239 26 10/30/92 1 2017 Lake Erie
TE Ben Johnson Ben Johnson B. Johnson 87
69
#82 TE 6'3" 245 25 7/28/94 1 2018
TE Andrew Vollert Andrew Vollert A. Vollert 87
69
#75 TE 6'5" 239 24 3/15/95 1 2018
TE Matt Sokol Matt Sokol M. Sokol 81
77
#48 TE 6'6" 255 23 11/9/95 0 2019 Michigan State
DE Joey Bosa Joey Bosa J. Bosa 97
89
#13 DE 1 6'5" 269 24 9/12/94 4 2016 1 3 Ohio State
DE Melvin Ingram Melvin Ingram M. Ingram 54
92
#6 DE 1 6'1" 265 30 4/26/89 8 2012 1 18 South Carolina
DE Pat Afriyie Pat Afriyie P. Afriyie 96
67
#158 DE 2 6'2" 240 23 7/20/96 1 2018 Colgate
DE Isaac Rochell Isaac Rochell I. Rochell 98
70
#143 DE 2 6'4" 282 24 4/22/95 2 2017 7 225 Notre Dame
DE Chris Peace Chris Peace C. Peace 40
75
#9 DE 3 6'2" 244 23 2/8/96 0 2019 Virginia
DE Anthony Lanier Anthony Lanier A. Lanier 90
68
#124 DE 3 6'6" 260 26 5/8/93 3 2016 Alabama A&M
DE Dee Liner Dee Liner D. Liner 98
66
#190 DE 6'3" 334 25 10/29/93 1 2018
FB Derek Watt Derek Watt D. Watt 34
60
#16 FB 6 6'2" 234 26 11/7/92 4 2016 6 198 Wisconsin
FB Kyle Coleman Kyle Coleman K. Coleman 96
65
6'2" 220 25 9/30/93 1 2016 Arkansas-Pine Bluff
CB Casey Hayward Casey Hayward C. Hayward 26
91
#4 CB 1 5'11" 192 29 9/9/89 8 2012 2 62 Vanderbilt
CB Michael Davis Michael Davis M. Davis 43
77
#91 CB 1 6'2" 187 24 1/6/95 3 2017 BYU
CB Desmond King Desmond King D. King 20
86
#16 CB 1 5'10" 206 24 12/14/94 3 2017 5 151 Iowa
CB Trevor Williams Trevor Williams T. Williams 24
79
#54 CB 2 6'0" 195 25 9/15/93 4 2016 Penn State
CB Brandon Facyson Brandon Facyson B. Facyson 28
68
#191 CB 3 6'1" 203 24 9/8/94 2 2018 Virginia Tech
CB Jeff Richards Jeff Richards J. Richards 29
69
#135 CB 3 6'2" 210 28 1/3/91 2 2017 Emporia State
CB Kemon Hall Kemon Hall K. Hall 37
5'11" 188 22 6/2/97 0 2019 North Texas
CB Channing Stribling Channing Stribling C. Stribling 42
67
6'1" 188 24 11/21/94 1 2017 Michigan
CB Rodney Randle Jr. Rodney Randle Jr. R. Randle Jr. 41
5'8" 183 22 2/27/97 0 2019 Lamar
CB Bradford Lemmons Bradford Lemmons B. Lemmons 45
6'3" 192 23 4/19/96 0 2019 Furman
NT Brandon Mebane Brandon Mebane B. Mebane 92
81
#12 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
#70 G 1 6'6" 301 28 11/15/90 6 2014 3 95 Michigan
G Forrest Lamp Forrest Lamp F. Lamp 77
78
#32 G 2 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
#55 G 3 6'3" 283 23 7/21/96 0 2019 Harvard
G Chris Brown Chris Brown C. Brown 77
3 6'4" 310 23 4/26/96 0 2019 USC
G Larry Allen Larry Allen L. Allen 62
285 Harvard
K Michael Badgley Michael Badgley M. Badgley 4
74
#39 K 1 5'10" 186 24 7/28/95 2 2018
K Ty Long Ty Long T. Long 1
#2 K 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.