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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EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 08: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 08, 2019, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 08: Robby Anderson #11 of the New York Jets runs the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on December 08, 2019, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Free Agent No. 4: Robby Anderson

The Chargers really need better receivers to put together with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Robby Anderson could be a start to that. First, the New York Jets receiver presents something Williams and Allen don’t– speed.

Travis Benjamin has been the speedster for the Chargers since they signed him in 2016, but his skills have significantly declined from what they once were. In 2019, he got hit by injury with his quad.

Benjamin is unlikely to return in 2020, and having a younger, more dynamic version of him is a great idea. Stretching the field has to be a priority for whichever receiver the Chargers decide to add, through the draft or free agency. He’s fairly good at that:

I wanted the #Raiders to snag WR Robby Anderson at the trade deadline last year… and now I want them to get him in free agency. The speedster had 52 catches for 779 yards in 2019, adding 5 touchdowns. He brings lethal YAC ability and can stretch the defense vertically. pic.twitter.com/F7dtcP42G0

— Kris Wysong (@KrisWysong) February 4, 2020

His salary would be a projected $8-12 million in average annual value. While that sounds like a lot, it’s manageable with the money the Chargers have to spend.

At the end of the day, if the team is going all-in for a run, they’re going all-in for a run. Spending money to elevate the offense by adding speed and versatility always helps. Plus, if there’s going to be a new quarterback, they need to have the best weapons possible for a playoff run.

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