Soon after it was reported that the Chargers were looking to move defensive back Desmond King prior to Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, the news broke that the Bolts found a willing trade partner for the former All-Pro.
According Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport, King is being traded to the Tennessee Titans for a sixth-round pick.
King was drafted by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 2017 draft out of the University of Iowa. He quickly found a role as the team’s starting nickel corner as Gus Bradley settled into a high usage of nickel personnel (five defensive backs).
King was named a First-Team All-Pro as a slot cornerback following a 2018 campaign where he picked off three passes and return a punt for a touchdown. He was also named a second-team selection as a returner.
King recently fell out of favor with the coaching staff due to a combination of regression on the field, off-field issues, and a recent outburst on Twitter where he expressed frustration with his playing time.