The LA Chargers’ third mistake: Potentially not signing Jason Peters
I know, you can technically say that this is not yet a mistake by the LA Chargers as Jason Peters is still a free agent and he could still sign with the team. While that is the case, I am in the school of thought that if the Chargers wanted to sign Peters then they already would have done it.
Letting it extend this long into June and even letting him be available to other teams this long is a mistake. Jason Peters just makes so much sense on the LA Chargers and for whatever reason, it appears as if the team is not interested.
The most likely reason why the Chargers might not be interested is Trey Pipkins. Pipkins was a developmental selection that the Chargers made in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft and it appears as if the team is excited about what he can bring to the table at left tackle.
Again, like with Davis, I am higher on Pipkins than most Charger fans but I still do not see how the team simply passes on Peters. Peters is the perfect guy to bring in for one season to help Pipkins grow even more before turning the starting job over to him in 2021.
There is nothing wrong with having too much talent in the offensive line and Pipkins does not have to play in 2020 to be a successful NFL tackle. He has shown promising signs, which is why I am hopeful for him, but Peters is simply the better tackle right now and the Chargers need the best possible guys out there.