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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CARSON, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 06: Michael Schofield #75 of the Los Angeles Chargers lines up on the offensive line during the second half of a game against the Denver Broncos at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 06: Michael Schofield #75 of the Los Angeles Chargers lines up on the offensive line during the second half of a game against the Denver Broncos at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Guard

The Chargers need to fix the offensive line and take a much different approach to do so then they have in year’s past.

Drafting a tackle at No. 6 overall is a popular opinion of fans and draft analysts alike but the interior of the line needs help at well.

At guard, the Chargers have Dan Feeney and the oft-injured Forrest Lamp. Michael Schofield is set to become an unrestricted free agent, as is center Mike Pouncey. That leaves Scott Quessenberry and Ryan Groy as the only other natural interior linemen on the roster.

It seems that the team will move on from Pouncey and go forward with Quessenberry at center. But what does the team do at guard? Should the Chargers be happy with the combination of Feeney and Lamp or should they look for an upgrade in free agency?

Potential free-agent fixes: Brandon Scherff, Andrus Peat, re-sign Schofield.

Scherff will be the biggest name on the market in terms of a free-agent guard this offseason as the former first-round draft pick is an absolute road grader in the run game. However, he also comes with some concerns as he has missed 15 games in his career.

Scherff has also made the Pro Bowl three times and is better than any guard on the Chargers roster by a considerable margin. However, it’s not likely that the Washington Redskins allow him to go somewhere else as they will likely just re-sign him. The same is probably true with Peat and the New Orleans Saints.

As far as free agency goes, the best move might be to just re-sign Schofield due to his familiarity with the team. He can be that important swing lineman, able to line up at several different spots.

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