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Why Chargers won’t make the trade deadline moves you want

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins covers his face with a towel against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins covers his face with a towel against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 08: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets takes a knee during a review during a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – SEPTEMBER 08: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets takes a knee during a review during a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on September 08, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Chargers deadline move No. 4: Acquiring wide receiver Robby Anderson

This move makes so much sense it is ridiculous to think about how it likely still won’t happen. Anderson is on a struggling New York Jets team with general manager Joe Douglas looking to clean house and get his own personnel in place. Along with that, Anderson seems to be as close to a plug and play version of Tyrell Williams as you could get. With the success Allen, Mike Williams, and Tyrell Williams had last season, it’s hard to think about why Telesco wouldn’t want to recreate that in hopes of getting the offense back to what it was last season.

It seems Telesco would not trade for a player like Anderson because the Chargers already have an Anderson-esque player in Travis Benjamin. While Benjamin is currently on injured reserve, Anderson is on the final year of his contract, and there is no reason to believe he won’t be looking to test free agency this upcoming offseason. Trading a third-round pick to the Jets could be something Telesco decides he does not want to do for only half a season of production, especially with the talent he believes he can select in those middle to later rounds on Day 3.

Telesco has done well in those rounds of the draft, so his belief in himself would be warranted. However, it is still what likely keeps the Chargers from acquiring a player like Anderson at the trade deadline.

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