Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: Five 2020 free agents to consider signing

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 03: Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during a game at CenturyLink Field on November 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 03: Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during a game at CenturyLink Field on November 03, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 15: Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 15, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 15: Ndamukong Suh #93 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers warms up prior to a game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 15, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Free Agent No. 3: Ndamukong Suh

Due to where he was playing as well as somewhat of a decline in production, Ndamukong Suh was an afterthought to many this year. But, that may be to the advantage of potential suitors. A Suh contract wouldn’t be that expensive, maybe ranging from $5-8 million in average annual value. Plus, Suh has been taking shorter-term deals in recent years.

Suh didn’t have the production NFL fans have become accustomed to, as mentioned earlier. However, he would also be on a line in Los Angeles that has Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram on it. That’s not a situation where opposing offensive lines can afford to double team Suh.

If given a role where he’s not expected to lead the defensive line, he can really shine. The dynamic duo between Suh and Aaron Donald on the 2018 Los Angeles Rams was a really great example of a situation that fit.

Jerry Tillery wasn’t quite ready last year to be the starter as a rookie, and signing a veteran like Suh to bring him along without all the pressure being on Tillery wouldn’t be a bad idea. A short-term deal could really fit what the Chargers need to bring pressure off Bosa and Ingram while developing younger interior line prospects.

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