What Should The Chargers Do With Free Agent Jacob Hester?

By Ernie Padaon

Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

What should the Chargers do with free agent Jacob Hester. His price tag won’t be too high, plus AJ Smith LOVES him.  I don’t see Hester getting one of the richest contracts by a fullback… but we will have to wait and see. The demand for an undersized fullback is not very high.

Hester does bring toughness onto the field and he is a big contributor on special teams. He is hard-nosed and he does a pretty darn good job at being the lead blocker for Ryan Mathews. He had a tough act to follow, Lorenzo Neal, but he has done a decent job. He adds more versatility than Neal, with his ability to catch the ball and also his ability to carry the ball. He is often given the ball on short yard situations and he knows how to fall forward to get that first down.

I think Hester is under-appreciated in this town because he had to follow the great LoNeal and his blocking for LaDainian Tomlinson. If Hester is not going to break the bank, then we should bring him back for a few years. He can be uses at running back in emergency situations and he is the best fullback on the roster.

I hope that Frank Summers is given an opportunity to get some reps next season though. He is a monster of a man and loves collisions. If Hester were to leave (and I strongly doubt this), Summers would be the lead candidate to start at fullback.

What should the Bolts do with Hester?