Calculated and cost-effective. That was the approach the Los Angeles Chargers took in free agency when the signing period began over two weeks ago.
The team could still have a move or two in store, such as bringing back safety Tre Boston, but it seems that for the most part, Tom Telesco and his staff are content with the roster mostly as is from last season and will now focus on the upcoming draft.
So how did the team do with its free-agent signings? Did they bring in the players you wanted them to, even if one of them was not named Earl Thomas? Or does Telesco deserve to be criticized for his repeated conservative approach?
That is what we will examine here. Player by player, new signings and players who were re-signed? Were these transactions best for the team, or was there a better option (even if more expensive) out there?
Each signing will receive a letter grade and at the end, the team will get an overall grade. Are the Los Angeles Chargers better right now, at least on paper, than when they were soundly defeated by the New England Patriots in last year’s divisional playoff?
Let’s check out the report card.