Fourth LA Chargers offensive question: Will Donald Parham be a weapon in the offense?
The LA Chargers signed two promising XFL free agents once the league folded in depth offensive tackle Storm Norton as well as tight end Donald Parham, who has some really good tape and numbers from his five games in the XFL.
Parham is big. He is six-foot-eight but does not run like someone who is six-foot-eight and has pretty good speed for a tight end. He seemingly has all the tools to succeed in the NFL, he just has not proven that he can yet.
Hunter Henry is obviously the TE1 and is going to be the main pass-catching target among the tight ends but the Chargers don’t really have a second pass-catching tight end. Virgil Green is the team’s backup, but he is a blocking specialist that does not really add anything to the passing game.
Thus, in heavy packages as well as in the red zone, the Chargers might want to utilize another big-bodied tight end and that is where Parham comes into play.
On paper, he should have a role as a target, but with the targets going down and the team already having so many other pass-catchers, there exists a reality in which he does not make any sort of impact as a target in 2020.