Why The Chargers should go big on a free agent receiver


The San Diego Chargers should look at adding a receiver in free agency this offseason

March 10th is almost here, and it couldn’t come any slower. That day signifies the first day of free agency this year, and there is a boat load of talent up for grabs. The Chargers, fortunately, have some money to play with this year, and I’m sure Tom Telesco is going to make at least one big signing.

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The Chargers are in a pretty weird situation right now. We currently have a solid receiving corps, the Chargers were the only team with four receivers that racked up 775+ yards each. That’s impressive. The Chargers should not stop here. Rivers needs weapons and pretty soon a couple of those weapons might not be available anymore. We have Eddie Royal, one of our most important offensive pieces, headed into free agency. Next year, Antonio Gates and Malcolm Floyd are both free agents. That leaves us with the 22-year-old, Keenan Allen. That is IF we don’t re-sign Royal.

Thankfully, free agency this year is just loaded with receiving talent all over the place. We’ve got big names like Dez Bryant, Randall Cobb and other high-caliber players like them. Should the Chargers go after at least one of those guys? Now I’m not saying Dez or Randall specifically by any means, but it would be nice to see TT snag someone ranked in the top 10 for sure.

By going with a receiver in free agency this year rather than the draft will be very beneficial for the Bolts, we have a lot of veteran players on offense that might be hanging up the cleats soon, and we need to prepare for it. By doing this, it will give the those newly acquired players time to adjust to our playbook and plus, we don’t have to waste a draft pick on those positions.

Take a look at the roster now and pretend all of the veteran players are now retired. We would have Rivers, Keenan Allen, Ladarius Green, Dontrelle Inman, maybe Royal, and Austin Pettis. That’s a very average looking receiving squad and there is definitely no depth behind the starting lineup. I say, now is the time to pick up a valuable and experienced receiver, that could be a wideout or a tight end. It’s just going to be easier for everyone, and an easier transition for us fans when our beloved veterans do decide to hang up those cleats.

Well Charger fans, what do you guys think? should Tom Telesco invest bigger named in a receiver this year? Or should he roll the dice on the draft, or heck, even wait until next year to sign a replacement receiver. Feel free to join the conversation and leave a comment below! And remember to Bolt Up!

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