Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: Four remaining free agents to consider

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 23: Taylor Gabriel #18 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 23, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 23: Taylor Gabriel #18 of the Chicago Bears celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 23, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

RB LeSean McCoy

After his release from the Bills prior to last season, LeSean McCoy got to pick from a number of teams vying for his services. Two of those teams were the Chiefs and the Chargers, per reports. Of course, it wasn’t a shock that McCoy eventually decided to play in Kansas City for his former Eagles coach, Andy Reid.

When McCoy was able to play, he was pretty solid for the Chiefs. At 31 years old, he was still able to get 4.6 rushing yards per attempt, which is impressive. 28 receptions for 181 yards with the fairly low snap count he had isn’t bad either. Unfortunately for McCoy, he wasn’t able to play in the playoffs, but did get that elusive Super Bowl title.

The Chargers wouldn’t be asking McCoy to be a starting running back. They have Austin Ekeler and Justin Jackson to lead the way. There’s also the possibility they draft a running back late. Since he’d only cost $2-3 million on the cap, McCoy seems like an effective goal-line back who can still make a lot happen with just a few carries per game.

The goal line is a slight concern for me when it comes to the current running backs for the Chargers. Jackson and Ekeler aren’t the biggest guys out there, and Ekeler, in particular, has struggled on the goal line before.

Two instances of this were in the Arizona preseason game and the Detroit regular-season game, where Ekeler coughed up the ball trying to get into the end zone. Signing McCoy can bolster the red zone rushing attack.

FUMBLE! Austin Ekeler sofre o turnover a centímetros da endzone! Bola dos Lions! #NFLBrasil #NFL100 pic.twitter.com/iKIxVsZTqM

— NFL Brasil (@NFLBrasil) September 15, 2019

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