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Los Angeles Chargers: Free agent tackles to target after Trai Turner trade

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 03: Trai Turner #70 of the Carolina Panthers before their game against the Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium on November 03, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 03: Trai Turner #70 of the Carolina Panthers before their game against the Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium on November 03, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

2. Jason Peters

If the Los Angeles Chargers want to replace one year of Russell Okung with one season of a different left tackle then the route to take would be Jason Peters. The Philadelphia Eagles are letting the long-time veteran test free agency, where the Chargers would be a great fit.

Peters would get to play in a brand new stadium and would get to live that Los Angeles lifestyle, which is a great lifestyle for any athlete with money in their pocket. Sure, it would not be a long-term investment, but who wouldn’t want to go play in the sunshine state in the final stages of their career?

Peters is still a productive left tackle despite being 38 years old. Peters may not be a Pro Bowler anymore, as his last Pro Bowl season came in 2016, but he has been an above-average pass protector since then.

There are concerns about Peters if he comes to the Chargers, and rightfully so. He is getting up there in age and with the Chargers, there are always those concerns of injuries that could derail Peters’ one season with the Chargers.

However, if the team does not want to commit to a long-term option at left tackle and instead needs a one-year stopgap option before drafting a tackle in the first round next year, Peters would be the best choice as he is the most talented option that would take a one-year deal.

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