December 30, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander (84) scores during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

What if Danario Alexander Leaves?

There is a lot of assumptions that the Chargers will keep Danario Alexander even if someone offers him a contract. Seems to me that might be a big assumption.

Alexander can get an offer from any team in the league and they don’t risk losing any compensation for signing Danario. The Chargers are up against the salary cap and can be outbid quickly if there is a team that is willing to take a chance. Teams can offer Danario a one-year deal worth $3 million and the Chargers would be in a tough spot to match with less than $7 million left in cap space.

So then begs the question, what do we do if Danario walks?

I won’t even mention my favorite player in the draft on this post, but would you be comfortable with our crop of receivers if Danario is gone? Vincent Brown and Malcom Floyd as the starters with Robert Meachem or Eddie Royal in the slot? Hmmmmm…..

Seems that this is the way we started the season last year and that didn’t turn out too well. As soon as Vincent Brown or Malcom Floyd go down with an injury, Robert Meachem would be in the starting lineup.

Why are people comfortable with our receivers again? Why is there faith in Meachem and Royal? I understand Tom Telesco is giving everyone a clean slate, but we all watched these guys last season. Micheal Spurlock outperformed them all. Seyi Ajirotutu outperformed them.


Drafting o-linemen are supposed to turn Philip Rivers back into a stud? I am sure it would definitely get him feeling comfortable, but did you see the impact that having Danario Alexander made for Philip? He looked like he had a lot more comfort throwing him the ball than anyone else on his team, even with those terrible linemen.

Losing a weapon like Danario could cripple us. So, it’s going to be scary if he goes down with one of those injuries OR if he signed with someone else.

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