a list on Friday ranking the ¡®backfield situation"for every team in the NFL heading into the 2019 season.On top of the list sits the New York Giants..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteBolts From The BlueBolts From The Blue http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-melvin-ingram -jersey
, a Los Angeles Chargers communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsChargersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections San Diego Chargers Daily LinksSan Diego Chargers NewsSan Diego Chargers OffseasonSan Diego Chargers HistorySan Diego Chargers HumorFiled under:Latest NewsLos Angeles Chargers NewsChargers PlayersChargers backfield ranked 9th-best in NFL by Sports IllustratedNew,12commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareChargers backfield ranked 9th-best in NFL by Sports IllustratedPhoto by Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesConnor Orr over at Sports Illustrated released a list on Friday ranking the ¡®backfield situation¡±for every team in the NFL heading into the 2019 season.On top of the list sits the New York Giants with a backfield consisting of reigning offensive rookie of the year, Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, Elijhaa Penny, Paul Perkins, and Robert Martin.The Giants just barely inched past the New Orleans Saint¡¯s due to how much money they have locked into the position with contracts next to how much production they are getting out of the position. Obviously, with Barkley leading the league in yards from scrimmage last year in his very first season Womens Junior Seau Jersey
, that does wonders for their case.The Chargers make their appearance a short way down the list at number 9. Their current backfield includes Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson, Detrez Newsome, Troymaine Pope, and fullback Derek Watt.At the moment, all of the running back contracts add up to just 8.8 million of the 178.5 million the team has locked-in across all contracts. This will likely change once/if Gordon gets his expected extension sometime in the next year.Last year, the Chargers running backs depth was definitely worth its¡¯ weight in gold as the top four backs on the roster saw significant playing time Doug Flutie Jersey
, at least in one game or another. In all honesty, 9th out of 32 teams seems quite low for what this position showed it could do last season. The tricky part about this list is that it doesn¡¯t just take in performance, but how much the team is paying for that performance.When bodies started falling towards the end of the regular season, third and fourth-string backs Jackson and Newsome helped carry the load against Pittsburgh and Kansas City. Going forward, it¡¯ll be extremely interesting to see how Coach Lynn and OC Ken Whisenhunt plan to utilize all the talent they have behind Gordon. The 2015 fifth-round selection calls it quits"Early Thursday morning, former Chargers linebacker Kyle Emanuel took to twitter to announce his retirement from the NFL.In his statement, he doesn¡¯t cite any specific reason that led him to this decision, but states that the injuries that have begun to pile up obviously swayed his decision to prioritize his long-term health.Emanuel became a free agent following the 2018 season and the Chargers showed zero signs of interest in bringing him back for next season.Emanuel was selected in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State University. In college http://www.thechargerslockerroom.com/authentic-trevor-willia ms-jersey
, Emanuel won four-straight FCS National Championships with the Bison and was the recipient the Buck Buchanan Award, given to the nation¡¯s top defensive player at the FCS level, following his senior season.He made his first career start in the 2015 season-opener against the Detroit Lions where he went on to record three total tackles, including his first career sack and interception in the team¡¯s 33-28 victory.