Tre Boston’s name is still on the list of available players on the NFL free-agent market.
After the Los Angeles Chargers released safety Jahleel Addae, many Chargers fans expected the team to go after some of the big named free safeties on the free-agent market (ie. Earl Thomas, Tyrann Mathieu, etc. ) Due to limited cap space and the large salaries these free-agent safties commanded, the team was unable to bring these household names in.
During the NFL’s annual league meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, head coach Anthony Lynn said he would not rule out the possibility of adding competition at the free safety position through free agency or the draft.
One name that comes to mind that is still a free agent is free safety Tre Boston. In 2018 Boston showed to be a solid contributor for the Arizona Cardinals as he posted 79 combined tackles, intercepted three passes, and defended nine other passes. According to Pro Football Focus, Boston forced an incompletion percentage of 26.7% (ranking 4th among safeties and allowed a passer rating of 61 on targets into his coverage which ranked 5th among safeties.)
Boston has recently gained interest from the Cleveland Browns, but given that he is still on the market, I do believe the Chargers should strongly consider reuniting with the 26-year-old (soon to be 27) as he would be a great complement to All-Pro strong safety Derwin James.
In his lone season with the Chargers, Boston made 15 starts and had five interceptions and 79 tackles.
The combination of need at the free safety position combined with him playing with the Chargers in 2017 would make sense for general manager Tom Telesco and Lynn.
What do you guys think?