It should be noted that his good production comes as a rotational safety and not as a slot corner but he doesn’t really get worse with King in a contract year as I think he can be far better than Harris has been.
The Chargers are rumored to be without Chris Harris for some time.
Chris Harris left the Los Angeles Chargers game against the Carolina Panthers with an apparent foot injury and on Monday the severity of the injury was revealed. ii) That Harris is expected to miss at least a month and up to six weeks.
Harris was one of the biggest signings of the offseason and was expected to make a previously solid secondary even better. Harris has primarily been the slot corner for the Chargers and is not pretty despite that fact.
On the defensive basis, Harris has an overall 59.9 ranking. He has been targeted 13 times in three matches and has allowed nine receptions for 146 yards. Harris has not had a great start, but the Chargers still need him.
Chris Harris’injury for the LA Chargers :
The likely route for the Chargers is to play Desmond King at slot corner During last season, King played a fair amount of slot cornering and was not good in this role — much worse than Harris has been this season.
King has been better in this season, which is a promising sign It should be noted that his good production comes as a rotational safety and not as a slot corner
But he doesn’t really get worse with King in a contract year as I think he can be so far better than Harris has been. He has not been good. I do not expect a major dropoff from Harris to King.
Where this really hurts the Chargers is at their home. This removes King from the safety rotation (mostly) and again exposes the depth of position Rayshawn Jenkins was beaten up in Week 2 but returned in Week 3 and Nasir Adderley was injured in Week 3. Adderley returned to the game.
Nevertheless, it shows how close the Chargers could be to a disastrous crash in safety and quite frankly, Adderley has been underwhelming through three games (but that is what happens when there is no Preseason for a young player).
The chargers need to spend more time at the slot corner, and their depth at the security position has now become rookie Alohi Gilman and former Charger and current test squad player Jahleel Addae.
If that sounds bad, it is because it is bad. That is terrible depth for the safety position.
In case of emergency, the Chargers could proceed in another direction. King can fill in at the center and the team can have the fast Michael Davis at slot corner with Brandon Facyson at the second in-line corner.
… If that sounds bad, it is because it is bad.
Harris might not have played great yet, but he is still a veteran presence on this defense, which contributes to the depth of the secondary. Losing him for 4-6 weeks is a big blow – and one that LA Chargers will have to navigate perfect to avoid disasters.