Zach Brown was one of my favorite under-the-radar free agents last offseason but it took almost a month into the free-agent signing period for him to land a deal. That was a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins.
In 2017, Brown had 127 tackles and 2.5 sacks for Washington. Only eight players in the league had more tackles. Brown is a high-energy guy who makes plays all over the field. He’s also just 28 years old.
Brown would add great depth in the middle of the Los Angeles defense and he would be a big upgrade over Hayes Pullard.
If the Chargers had a glaring weakness this season, it was right in the middle of the defense. In the biggest game of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15, the Bolts were gashed by rookie running back Kareem Hunt. If the team can bolster this area, the defense could end up being scary good.
Gus Bradley had Bobby Wagner when he was the defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks years ago. While Wagner has unique talent, Brown has the skills to be a “poor man’s” Wagner for sure.
This signing makes sense for the Chargers and its’s one that wouldn’t break the bank.