Well, make that another Chargers free agent that won’t be returning in 2021.
According to a report by NFL insider Adam Caplan, former left guard and center Dan Feeney is reportedly signing with the Jets.
#Jets agreed to contract terms with former #Chargers 3rd-round pick G/C Dan Feeney, source said.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 18, 2021
He started 57 games in his 4 seasons of play. Has started at LG, C.
Feeney is a former third-round pick of the Bolts back in 2017 after an accolade-filled career at the University of Indiana. He got earned his first starting job with the Bolts at left guard after Matt Slauson was lost to injury that year. He impressed, showcasing all the reasons why the Chargers wanted the two-time All-American for the Hoosiers. However, that year ended up being his peak with the Chargers.
By the end of his time in Los Angeles, Feeney’s best ability was his availability. He has started every one of the 57 games he has played in since taking over as the starter. That’s like striking gold when it comes to the Chargers’ offensive line. He was wildly inconsistent in pass protection, but would occasionally find a groove as a run-blocker, as well as when he’d pull out into space to lead up on screens.
Will the mullet be missed? Sure, I can admit that. But the Chargers needed to move on from Feeney and that is finally the case as he seeks a fresh start in New York.