Offseason moves that will help Chargers in 2018
By Sebastian Orellana
Ranking in the top 10 in just about every category in 2017, The Los Angeles Chargers are favorites to take the AFC West in 2018 as well as make a deep playoff run as they carry a 30-to-1 chance of making Superbowl LIII. However they still need to prepare and strategize and plan to build their team, and that starts in the offseason.
Early in the offseason, we see many of the NFL’s top athletes come and go, sporting different jerseys and sometimes breaking the hearts of an entire fan base by leaving or bringing energy and motivation for the season when they decide to re-sign. Los Angeles is no different as the front offices work long nights to find the right players for the team or simply make moves that can help the team succeed for the following season.
Although the Chargers have greatly improved (9-7 record, first winning record in three season), they still have much to address as they head into the next season. There are endless possibilities for the team, plenty of talented young players looking for a new home, and many break out stars who need to re-sign before the season. This can all help the Chargers go back to their winning ways and pump up the shaky fan base of Los Angeles’ second football team.
Re-sign Tre Boston
A late offseason acquisition in 2017, Tr Boston needed a push from fate to sign with the Bolts and it sure did pay off as he made an immediate impact with a resurging Chargers secondary.
Boston racked up a career high in both tackles and interceptions (56 tackles, 5 Interceptions). His lively attitude and his ability to make plays played a huge role on the defense and with his departure, there is too many “what-ifs” concerning his position.
Re-signing Boston would help the secondary revolve around a ballhawk and only improve the defense as they focus on more important aspects of the defense. Sure he will ask for more money, but he might be deserving of every penny if he continues to flourish on the defense much like he did in his first year in Los Angeles.