Chargers Free Agency

Chargers: Ranking team’s top three positions to target in free agency

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Andre Patton #16, wide receiver Jason Moore #89 and wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk out of the tunnel onto the field during warm-ups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 29: Wide receiver Andre Patton #16, wide receiver Jason Moore #89 and wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk out of the tunnel onto the field during warm-ups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Brandon Scherff #75 of the Washington Redskins in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 28: Brandon Scherff #75 of the Washington Redskins in action against the New York Giants during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 28, 2018, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Chargers have not been a very aggressive team in free agency under the leadership of Tom Telesco. But this offseason, there will be a few positions he should be targeting.

The Chargers were a 5-11 team in 2019 and went from making the divisional playoffs the year before to the bottom of the AFC West division. Therefore, improvements will need to be made.

The team can address positions of need in the draft as well, but free agency is always the first crack that teams get in the offseason to fill holes on the roster. Here, we will talk about three pressing needs to the Chargers, taking into consideration current depth on the roster and players on their own roster who are scheduled to become free agents.

Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and Hunter Henry, three of the biggest difference-makers on offense are set to become free agents, but are any of the positions they play at considered to be some of the team’s biggest offseason needs?

Both Rivers and Gordon are likely considered replaceable by most fans at this point as, at the very least, the team has capable players behind them. Should Henry move on during the offseason, it would leave a gaping hole at the tight end position but for the sake of this article, I’m going to assume that the Chargers re-sign him.

With all of that in mind, that leaves three positions that the team should attack in free agency. Here they are, ranked in terms of importance in descending order.

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