Toomer finished the season with 75 tackles, three forced fumbles and a sack.
With the return of injured linebackers Denzel Perryman and Jatavis Brown, Toomer limped towards the finish line, recording 14 tackles through the final four weeks of the regular season. A restricted free agent, Toomer will almost assuredly return to the Chargers next year, but with Perryman, Brown and potentially Manti Te'o (Achilles) returning to the fold, there's no guarantee Toomer will wiggle his way back into the starting lineup.
Toomer registered 10 tackles (eight solo) in the loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Another game, another team-leading tackle performance from Toomer. The mid season pickup has been a revelation for the Chargers amidst all the injuries the team has dealt with at the linebacker spot. Even if rookie middle linebacker Jatavis Brown returns from a knee injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Week 10, it certainly appears as if Toomer has earned a starting role moving forward.
Even with Denzel Perryman back, Toomer still led the charge for the
Toomer led the team in tackles for a second consecutive week, earning 11 tackles (10 solo) including three and a half for a loss, as well as a pass defended in the loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Toomer has been a revelation for the Chargers since joining the team in Week 4, recording 38 tackles through seven weeks and taking over more of a leadership role while Denzel Perryman (hamstring) and Jatavis Brown (knee) have been sidelined. Given that both linebackers should be back on the field following the Chargers' Week 11 bye, it remains to be seen if Toomer has played his way into a starting role or if the team will opt to deploy their two younger linebackers moving forward.
Toomer was pressed into extended action after both Denzel Perryman (hamstring) and Jatavis Brown (knee) were forced to leave Sunday's game early. While we don't know the severity of either injury, it seems possible that Perryman may be forced to miss extended time, given the second-year linebacker has been dealing with a litany of injuries over the past few weeks. As a result, expect Toomer to see some time at inside linebacker next week against the run-heavy Titans.
|2016||Los Angeles Chargers||13||75||53.0||22||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||Los Angeles Chargers||13||0||0||3||0||1||2||1||0|