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Chargers: Potential trade targets on teams with bad records

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his interception against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his interception against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 15, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Mike Gesicki #88 of the Miami Dolphins breaks a tackle from Roderic Teamer #36 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Mike Gesicki #88 of the Miami Dolphins breaks a tackle from Roderic Teamer #36 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The Chargers could use a little extra talent on their roster. Should they take advantage of a team with no hopes of winning in 2019?

The Chargers just beat up on a winless Miami Dolphins team to advance to an even record, but should Tom Telesco go back and try and take advantage of their misery next?

Each of these next trade targets are of varying levels of fame, and each are at different positions. The teams they are on will also either have one win or fewer by the end of this week (only the Monday Night Football game remains).

So, who could the Chargers look to snag from hopeless teams?

Chargers trade targets: AFC

Here are the list of teams 1-3 or 0-4:

  • New York Jets (0-3)
  • Miami Dolphins (0-4)
  • Denver Broncos (0-4)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (0-4 or 1-3 after Monday night)
  • Cincinnati Bengals  (0-4 or 1-3 after Monday night)

There are more “bad” teams in the AFC than the NFC, at least in terms of record. Each stands at a different junction on their way to eventually competing for a Super Bowl title, but all five of them do not appear to be in any position to win this year.

So, who could the Chargers look to steal from these teams?

Mike Gesicki, Tight End

Yea, a little boring to start, but I’m trying to cover different positions without always selecting the obvious first-choice players.

The Chargers are down to their fourth-string tight end, and although Hunter Henry and Virgil Green are expected to return at some point in the near future, they could use a little more firepower, especially in the short-term.

Gesicki has disappointed with the Dolphins thus far, but he was a highly-touted prospect coming out of college as a second-round selection last year. At Penn State, Gesicki set the school record for receptions by a tight end, and his 4.5-second 40 time is slightly faster than that of Henry.

Speaking of Henry, there’s a big problem when he returns: The Chargers officially cannot trust him to stay healthy. As much as they would love to have their talented tight end all year, he just isn’t available as much as they’d like him to be.

Gesicki could provide a spark short-term, as well as be an option for Philip Rivers when Henry returns.

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