LA Chargers: 3 remaining free agents worth considering
By Jason Reed
Three free agents on the market still make sense for the LA Chargers.
The LA Chargers are seemingly done making moves this offseason but I would not hold your breath. With $22.3 million remaining in effective cap space, which is the eighth-most of any team in the NFL (per Over The Cap), the Chargers have the wiggle room to make more additions.
There are still the big-name free agents on the market that are going to warrant a multi-year deal. You have the likes of Jadaveon Clowney and Ezekiel Ansah especially who should be signing a multi-year deal with whatever team is interested.
That is not the market that the LA Chargers are in. While the Chargers have the eighth-most cap space, they also have a lot of important free agents next offseason — headlined by Keenan Allen, Joey Bosa and Hunter Henry — that are going to be the priority.
The market that the Chargers are in is the one-year market; the remaining free agents that the team knows likely won’t have a massive impact but could make an impact nonetheless.
As a fan, I would rather see the team spend the money they are allowed to spend on a one-year deal and take a chance on someone rather than just let that money sit.
You could make a case for the Chargers signing a multi-year deal with a free agent if the cost was low enough, but they would have to work it out in a way that does not restrict the team next year (which absolutely is possible).
The free-agent market is not particularly dense at this point in the year, but there are three free agents worth considering.