Chargers general manager A.J. Smith’s approach to free agency this year has been full of sound and fury, ten unrestricted free agents were signed in the first week. None were other team’s marquee players. Several stars from the Chargers roster will shine in competitors’ city next season. Therefore, Smith’s flurry of activity may be nothing more than a tale of false hope, signifying continued mediocrity.
During a 45-minute question-and-answer conference call Friday with about 3,000 season-ticket holders, Smith prioritized the other side of the ball, which is expected to be addressed over the coming weeks and in next month’s draft.