LA Chargers free agent target: LT Jason Peters
Out of anyone that the LA Chargers could sign at this point in the offseason, the name that most fans recognize and want to see ink a deal with the Bolts is veteran left tackle, Jason Peters. Despite adding the likes of Bryan Bulaga and Trai Turner, the Bolts’ offensive line could use some improvement and Peters would be just that.
Personally, I am high on potential starting left tackle Trey Pipkins, but I absolutely understand the caution in trusting him with the full-time left tackle role. He had some blunders last season and while he also had some great moments, this year’s quirky offseason that could lead to less reps and practice will impact a prospect as green as Pipkins.
The team seems to have faith in him and that is just fine, but they could also have faith in him and still bring in Peters for one season.
The logic here is that Peters would be an upgrade over Pipkins and even at his age would be an average, at-worst, pass-blocking left tackle. More importantly, though, Peters would be taking Pipkins under his wing and helping his progression to take over as a serviceable starting left tackle once Peters is gone.
Peters is someone who Charger fans targetted at the start of the offseason and it might be surprising to see that he is still available. With so many teams already addressing left tackle and the Eagles having 2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard to play left tackle, it does feel like a matter of time until Peters signs with LA.
Of course, anything can happen and at this point the only thing we could do is wait and see.