Chargers contracts: Tackle
Highest-paid: Trenton Brown, Raiders: $36.25 million
Chargers: Russell Okung: $25.0 million
Okung boasts one of the bigger tackle contracts in the NFL, and is currently the 32nd-highest paid player in the entire league. It’s a hefty price to pay, but it’s largely been worth it. Okung was a Pro-Bowl player in 2017 and PFF’s 11th-ranked tackle in 2018.
Chargers contracts: Guard
Highest-paid: Zach Martin, Cowboys: $32.0 million
Chargers: Forrest Lamp: $3.756 million
Go figure the highest-paid guard on the team has seen the least amount of snaps. However, Lamp will be given every opportunity to earn his contract in 2019. Whether at tackle or guard, the former second-round pick may finally find his place with the starting unit for the first time in his entire career.
Chargers contracts: Center
Highest-paid: Ryan Jensen, Buccaneers: $22.0 million
Chargers: Mike Pouncey: $10.0 million
There’s only one year left on this two-year deal, but it’s been a bargain thus far. In his first season with the Chargers, Pouncey was named to the Pro-Bowl and graded out as the NFL’s 25th-ranked center in 2018.
Chargers contracts: Tight end
Highest-paid: T.J. Hockensen, Lions: $19.821 million
Chargers: Virgil Green: $5.9 million
Green has the highest amount of initial guarantees of any tight end associated with the Chargers, but may be the least talked about. The story has been and will be the return of Hunter Henry, who will earn himself a much bigger contract soon. Antonio Gates will be a bigger story if and when he returns, and the possible ascension of Sean Culkin as a decent blocker who may overtake Green is much more discussed. Not that Green cares; he’s a millionaire.