Sign Margus Hunt
Who? You may not be familiar with Margus Hunt and while this may be a bit of an unconventional move, it is one that would make sense.
The Chargers need to get tougher on the interior of the defensive line. Period. Hunt is not only tough, but he is also tremendous against the run.
A former second-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals, Hunt fizzled out in the jungle but has fully blossomed as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, where he is coming off a season in which he showed himself to be dominant against the run while also posting five sacks.
At 6-foot-8 and 298 pounds, he won’t be easily pushed around and if the Chargers decide to move on from Brandon Mebane, Hunt could be a good replacement.
He signed a two-year, $4.1 million dollar deal with the Colts prior to the start of the 2017 season and will be looking for more this time around, but the main issue he’ll run into is the fact that he will be 32 years old when next season starts.
The Colts, also coming off a great season, will likely be interested in retaining Hunt. But if he can be had at a reasonable rate on a two or three-year deal, Telesco needs to try and outbid them and any other teams in the mix.
This is the kind of player that could help the Chargers establish a new identity and with the interior of the defensive line being one of the team’s biggest weaknesses, it’s a move that should be strongly considered.