Good morning, Chargers fans!
It took most of the 2021 season for a running back not named Austin Ekeler to do much of anything to help the team. But when the team needed someone to step up, the oft-injured Justin Jackson came through in a big way.
After seeing what JJ did when given the opportunity, it’s easy to think the Chargers may have figured out their backup ball-carrier situation, but it isn’t ever that easy. As I said, Jackson has had one of the worst streaks of injury luck in the team since he was drafted in the seventh round back in 2018.
Can the Chargers risk investing in him going forward or are they better off looking elsewhere or do they...continue developing Larry Rountree and Josh Kelley? *shudders*
This morning, I want to hear all of your thoughts on this decision. Do you believe Jackson can continue holding down backup duties? Should the team sign a veteran in free agency? If they draft another back, which round would you prefer to see them target? Let me know below.
And now for today’s links.
What did Pat McAfee have to say about Justin Herbert’s record-breaking 2021 season? (Chargers.com)
Offseason mailbag on the latest Chargers Weekly (Chargers.com)
One pending free agent from each AFC East team the Chargers could add this offseason (Chargers Wire)
Chargers trade down in latest mock draft (Bolt Beat)
Experts debate 2022 MVP, Super Bowl picks (ESPN)
The Packers hired Aaron Rodgers’ pick for quarterback coach (ESPN)
Free agency primer (CBS Sports)
Where could Carson Wentz land is the Colts decide to move on? (CBS Sports)
Five big-name players that should be traded this offseason (NFL.com)
The Titans are exploring the idea for a new stadium in Nashville (Pro Football Talk)