I heard Chargers dropped Branden Albert’s name to some people at Combine. But $$ like Will Beatty’s 5yr, $38.75 mil deal makes me skeptical.
— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) February 27, 2013
This is what I want to hear!!!! Big time free agents being mentioned around town. Game changers!
Back in the Pre-Telesco days, we would never hear a name like Branden Albert drop. We would never make a splash in free agency. The biggest free agent we signed was… Robert Meachem? Bob Sanders? Takeo Spikes?
Will we sign a big time player in a position that we have a huge need for? That is yet to be seen, but there definitely is some name dropping going around.
Branden Albert is one of the top left tackles that are available in free agency this season. He also is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs. Stealing a top player from a division rival scores extra points.
Albert would instantly be the starter at left tackle and the team could then put their focus in other areas of need in the draft. Maybe we could draft top WR Cordarrelle Patterson or something! (I will get into that possibility in another post.)
It’s not even that Albert is a big time free agent, but the possibilities brought some excitement. This offseason, there is so much that is unknown from the new guys running the show, but they have said and done good things so far.
Albert can be a step in the right direction. He did have a bad back and that might be a red flag. The last offensive tackle we took from the Chiefs did end up screwing us over. We may need to proceed with caution, but if a good deal could come up then we need to jump in and make something happen.