5 Former Chargers Who Still Can't Find a Job in 2024 Free Agency

Five former Los Angeles Chargers are still looking for a contract in 2024 free agency.

Sep 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) warms up
Sep 11, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) warms up / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Chargers were expected to make some big changes this offseason with a new regime in town, and that's exactly what happened. The team decided to part ways with two key talents -- Keenan Allen and Mike Williams to clear up cap space while seeing several free agents find new homes.

Austin Ekeler, Gerald Everett and Kenneth Murray are just some of the contributors from the 2023 squad who've moved on this offseason. However, there's several other former Chargers who remain on the market.

1. J.C. Jackson

J.C. Jackson's severe drop-off after cashing in as a free agent will be a cautionary told for decades.

Jackson joined the Chargers as a marquee addition who was supposed to elevate then-head coach Brandon Staley's defense. However, injury and off-the-field troubles prevented Jackson from ever really getting going in LA.

Because of those issues, he managed to suit up in only seven games for the Chargers. Jackson recorded just one interception and five passes defended, leaving an incredibly bitter taste in the mouths of fans who believed he'd help improve this defense.

Los Angeles somehow managed to get rid of Jackson (and his contract) early in the 2023 campaign, trading him and a seventh-round pick to the New England Patriots for a 2025 sixth-rounder.

Unfortunately, for him, Jackson's return to Foxborough didn't go as hoped. He did play in eight contests for Bill Belichick and logged six pass deflections, but was benched later in the year for performance and personal issues.

Jackson is a full-blown headache to teams due to his inconsistency on the field and off of it. It's no wonder his market isn't booming following his release by New England.