What Will The Chargers Do With Danario Alexander After the Season?


Danario Alexander has been a stud since signing with the San Diego Chargers. He quickly has become a red zone threat and has become one of Philip Rivers favorite targets. He is tearing it up and is making a push for a nice little pay raise at the end of the season. Now will the Chargers be the team giving him that contract?

Last season, the Chargers made a midseason signing that made the same type of impact. He helped the offense turn the corner and helped the team make a playoff push. He then got a big payday during the offseason. That player was Jared Gaither.

Gaither came with a history of injury problems and with a questionable work ethic, but the team decided to take a chance on him. That chance has not paid off. Gaither has barely been on the field this season because of injuries and now has been lost for the rest of the season after being placed on IR.

The Chargers might be shy to offer a contract this time around with Alexander. If the gamble with Gaither paid off, then there wouldn’t be much hesitation, but Gaither has not done what the team had hoped.

Alexander also has had a history of injury problems and the team can’t waste money on players sitting on IR. There are also some big holes on the roster that they need to fill this offseason and there has already been a lot of money spent on receivers. Eddie Royal and Robert Meachem came over this offseason and are eating up a lot of money.

What should the Bolts do with Alexander at the end of the year?

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • 619chargers4life

    they should try and sign him for a two yr deal would hate to see another huge contract go to waste like Gaither. So a average two yr contract nothing fancy

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    That is different. He has a couple more games to play than Gaither did last season. Plus, he doesn’t have a nickname like”big lazy”. Don’t go crazy, but give him enough to stay. I think he can make a difference here.

  • Brian Haslip

    Give him a 1 year 500K deal. Let him know that if he keeps performing like this, and can stay healthy, he’ll get his payday. Besides, WR is a much less demanding position than LT.

    He could, possibly, be a much cheaper VJ.

  • chargersfanfromswitzerland

    after fixing the o-line in the offseason, i would defintly like to see alexander, vincent brown and floyd on the field, imagine what they could do!!!!!!!! be careful, but make him stay, love his performance so far, hope he can stay healthy.. go bolts

  • http://twitter.com/DLocke619 Dan Locke

    He’s had I believe 5 knee surgeries, and that was one of reasons he was available, nithing to do with his talent. the guy led NCAA in receving yarda in 2009! We were in difficult spot last year with Mcniell and Dielman retiring. AJ overpaid. Danario is different situation and I believe Rivers will push to extend him, especially with Royal and Meachem not working out yet. He’s currently signed 1yr, 550k contract nd I expect to see a 2 year deal with little guaranteed due to injury history and performance elevators worth up to around $5mil.

  • arnie

    I think they can afford to resign him, just not for meachum/royal money. His 5 surgery’s should be a factor, and considered as a performance based deal. Vincent Brown will probably be the #1WR, or at least compete with floyd. So Alexander will make a great addition as a #3 WR. But keeping him, means somebody must go. to be honest i’d rather keep tutu an washington, the chargers overpaid for 2 WR that either can’t stay healthy, or produce results. move one…

  • http://twitter.com/DangitRuss Russell Grant

    Rivers needs a target. You pay him but make sure he knows he needs to be solid.
    Cut Gaither. Take the canoli.