Now, according to Adam Schefter, the Bolts are officially shopping the former All-Pro following an unfortunate timeline that includes a dramatic fall in production, an off-field issue in 2019, and a twitter outburst earlier this year where he voiced his frustration with a lack of playing time.
Multiple teams have already inquired about King, as well, per Schefter.
Chargers are shopping former All-Pro defensive back and punt returner Desmond King, per sources. Multiple teams have inquired.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 2, 2020
During the Chargers’ 12-4 2018 season, King hauled in three interceptions, returned a punt for a touchdown, and made countless plays en route to earning a First-Team All-Pro nod as a slot corner and a second-team selection as a return man.
But since the beginning of 2019, King has yet to record an interception and has allowed a passer rating of 123.8, the worst mark by a defensive back in the NFL.
He saw his usual role vanish following the signing of Chris Harris Jr. this offseason, but he has returned to the slot over the last four games with Harris out with an injury. Still, King hasn’t been what the team hoped for and they’re now looking to move him before they must decide whether or not to sign him to a new deal following the 2020 season.