Los Angeles Chargers Roster 2020 Los Angeles Chargers Roster

5-11, 4th AFC West

@ KC

6:00 pm GMT, 12/29

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 Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. Drafted Draft Round Draft Pick College
QB
Easton Stick
Easton Stick E. Stick
2
73
#40 QB 6'1" 217 24 9/15/95 2 2019 5 166 North Dakota State
QB
Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor T. Taylor
0
70
#66 QB 6'1" 217 30 8/3/89 10 2011 6 180 Virginia Tech
RB
Austin Ekeler
Austin Ekeler A. Ekeler
30
80
#32 RB 5'10" 200 24 5/17/95 4 2017 Western State (Colo.)
RB
Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson J. Jackson
22
75
#67 RB 6'0" 199 23 4/22/96 3 2018 7 251 Northwestern
RB
Troymaine Pope
Troymaine Pope T. Pope
35
66
#141 RB 5'7" 205 26 11/29/93 3 2016 Jacksonville State
WR
Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen K. Allen
13
94
#7 WR 6'2" 211 27 4/27/92 8 2013 3 76 California
WR
Jason Moore
Jason Moore J. Moore
0
74
#165 WR 6'2" 213 24 6/23/95 2 2019 Findlay
WR
Mike Williams
Mike Williams M. Williams
81
73
6'4" 220 25 10/4/94 4 2010 4 101 Clemson
WR
Jalen Guyton
Jalen Guyton J. Guyton
15
73
#147 WR 6'1" 202 22 6/7/97 1 2019 North Texas
WR
Tyron Johnson
Tyron Johnson T. Johnson
0
71
#220 WR 6'1" 193 24 1/8/96 1 2019 Oklahoma State
WR
Andre Patton
Andre Patton A. Patton
0
67
#269 WR 6'2" 200 25 5/28/94 2 2017 Rutgers
WR
Dylan Cantrell
Dylan Cantrell D. Cantrell
84
66
#232 WR 6'3" 226 25 6/29/94 2 2018 6 191 Texas Tech
TE
Hunter Henry
Hunter Henry H. Henry
0
88
#8 TE 6'5" 250 25 12/7/94 5 2016 2 35 Arkansas
TE
Virgil Green
Virgil Green V. Green
88
75
#59 TE 6'5" 255 31 8/3/88 10 2011 7 204 Nevada
TE
Andrew Vollert
Andrew Vollert A. Vollert
87
69
#75 TE 6'5" 245 25 3/15/95 2 2018 Weber State
TE
Stephen Anderson
Stephen Anderson S. Anderson
0
64
#174 TE 6'3" 230 27 1/30/93 3 2016 California
TE
Sean Culkin
Sean Culkin S. Culkin
80
60
#132 TE 6'5" 250 26 6/11/93 4 2017 Missouri
C
Scott Quessenberry
Scott Quessenberry S. Quessenberry
61
65
#73 C 6'4" 310 25 3/23/95 3 2018 5 155 UCLA
OG
Mike Pouncey
Mike Pouncey M. Pouncey
53
84
#9 OG 6'5" 298 30 7/24/89 10 2011 1 15 Florida
OG
Trai Turner
Trai Turner T. Turner
0
82
#17 OG 6'3" 315 26 6/14/93 7 2014 3 92 LSU
OG
Dan Feeney
Dan Feeney D. Feeney
66
74
#35 OG 6'4" 310 25 5/29/94 4 2017 3 71 Indiana
OG
Spencer Drango
Spencer Drango S. Drango
74
73
#47 OG 6'6" 315 27 10/15/92 4 2016 5 168 Baylor
OG
Forrest Lamp
Forrest Lamp F. Lamp
77
71
#87 OG 6'4" 310 26 2/20/94 4 2017 2 38 Western Kentucky
OG
Sam Tevi
Sam Tevi S. Tevi
69
65
#135 OG 6'5" 315 25 11/15/94 4 2017 6 190 Utah
OT
Bryan Bulaga
Bryan Bulaga B. Bulaga
75
86
#11 OT 6'5" 314 31 3/21/89 11 2010 1 23 Iowa
OT
Trey Pipkins
Trey Pipkins T. Pipkins
79
71
#90 OT 6'6" 304 23 9/5/96 2 2019 3 91 Sioux Falls
OT
Tyree St. Louis
Tyree St. Louis T. S. Louis
0
70
#118 OT 6'5" 305 22 8/5/97 1 2019 Miami (Fla.)
OT
Trenton Scott
Trenton Scott T. Scott
78
68
#115 OT 6'5" 320 26 1/25/94 3 2018
OT
Cole Toner
Cole Toner C. Toner
0
63
#84 OT 6'5" 310 26 3/13/94 3 2016 5 170 Harvard
DT
Linval Joseph
Linval Joseph L. Joseph
98
87
#4 DT 6'4" 323 31 10/10/88 11 2010 2 46 East Carolina
DT
PJ Johnson
PJ Johnson P. Johnson
0
77
#26 DT 6'4" 334 23 6/14/96 1 2019 7 229 Arizona
DT
Jerry Tillery
Jerry Tillery J. Tillery
99
76
#39 DT 6'6" 295 23 10/8/96 2 2019 1 28 Notre Dame
DT
Cortez Broughton
Cortez Broughton C. Broughton
91
71
#72 DT 6'2" 291 23 9/2/96 2 2019 7 242 Cincinnati
DT
Justin Jones
Justin Jones J. Jones
93
65
#97 DT 6'3" 309 23 8/28/96 3 2018 3 84 North Carolina State
DE
Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa J. Bosa
97
86
#13 DE 6'5" 280 24 7/11/95 5 2016 1 3 Ohio State
DE
Isaac Rochell
Isaac Rochell I. Rochell
98
70
#122 DE 6'4" 282 24 4/22/95 3 2017 7 225 Notre Dame
LB
Melvin Ingram
Melvin Ingram M. Ingram
54
90
#6 LB 6'2" 247 30 4/26/89 9 2012 1 18 South Carolina
LB
Emeke Egbule
Emeke Egbule E. Egbule
51
76
#48 LB 6'2" 245 23 10/13/96 2 2019 6 200 Houston
LB
Uchenna Nwosu
Uchenna Nwosu U. Nwosu
42
76
#52 LB 6'2" 251 23 12/28/96 3 2018 2 48 USC
LB
Nick Vigil
Nick Vigil N. Vigil
59
74
#66 LB 6'2" 239 26 8/20/93 5 2016 3 87 Utah State
LB
Denzel Perryman
Denzel Perryman D. Perryman
52
73
#54 LB 5'11" 240 27 12/5/92 6 2015 2 48 Miami (Fla.)
LB
Drue Tranquill
Drue Tranquill D. Tranquill
49
72
#60 LB 6'2" 228 24 8/15/95 2 2019 4 130 Notre Dame
LB
Malik Jefferson
Malik Jefferson M. Jefferson
0
66
#135 LB 6'2" 240 23 11/15/96 3 2018 3 78 Texas
CB
Chris Harris
Chris Harris C. Harris
25
92
#4 CB 5'10" 190 30 6/18/89 9 2011 Kansas
CB
Casey Hayward
Casey Hayward C. Hayward
26
90
#8 CB 5'11" 192 30 9/9/89 9 2012 2 62 Vanderbilt
CB
Desmond King
Desmond King D. King
20
84
#24 CB 5'10" 200 25 12/14/94 4 2017 5 151 Iowa
CB
Michael Davis
Michael Davis M. Davis
43
70
#155 CB 6'2" 195 25 1/6/95 4 2017 Brigham Young
CB
Tevaughn Campbell
Tevaughn Campbell T. Campbell
0
68
#20 CB 6'0" 200 26 6/14/93 1 2019 Regina (Canada)
CB
Brandon Facyson
Brandon Facyson B. Facyson
28
68
#174 CB 6'2" 197 25 9/8/94 3 2018 Virginia Tech
CB
Quenton Meeks
Quenton Meeks Q. Meeks
0
67
#205 CB 6'1" 209 23 6/20/96 2 2018 Stanford
SS
Derwin James
Derwin James D. James
33
90
#1 SS 6'2" 215 23 8/3/96 3 2018 1 17 Florida State
SS
Roderic Teamer Jr.
Roderic Teamer Jr. R. Teamer Jr.
36
68
5'11" 187 22 5/12/97 2 2019 Tulane
SS
Kyzir White
Kyzir White K. White
44
66
#132 SS 6'2" 218 24 3/24/96 3 2018 4 119 West Virginia
FS
Nasir Adderley
Nasir Adderley N. Adderley
32
70
#58 FS 6'0" 195 22 5/31/97 2 2019 2 60 Delaware
FS
Rayshawn Jenkins
Rayshawn Jenkins R. Jenkins
23
69
#61 FS 6'2" 220 26 1/25/94 4 2017 4 113 Miami (Fla.)
LS
Cole Mazza
Cole Mazza C. Mazza
45 6'2" 235 25 2/14/95 2 2019 Alabama
P
Ty Long
Ty Long T. Long
1
68
#2 P 6'2" 205 26 4/6/93 2 2015 Alabama-Birmingham
PK
Michael Badgley
Michael Badgley M. Badgley
4
72
#34 PK 5'10" 183 24 7/28/95 3 2018 Miami (Fla.)

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.