LA Chargers: “Steal a Player” series – NFC East
What could the LA Chargers’ roster look like with some of the NFC East’s best talent?
In a new NFL of the future, the LA Chargers get to steal one player from each franchise in the NFL. Which players should be taken from the NFC East squads?
Fellow site writer Brandon Viera kicked us off with the players the LA Chargers should steal from the AFC West teams. Today, I’ll take a look at which players from the NFC East could help the Chargers get closer to that Lombardi trophy.
When making my decisions on the players I wanted, there were a couple of factors to consider. Addressing the LA Chargers‘ weaknesses was obviously very important. The potential fit was important as well. Players that filled a need and fit with the team were more likely to make the list.
From the Philadelphia Eagles, the LA Chargers steal…
G Brandon Brooks
In my mind, there may not be a better guard to pair with Trai Turner in the entire league. Brandon Brooks is coming off of what might be his best season in the league. In his last three seasons, he’s played all 16 games and qualified for the Pro Bowl in each season.
Brooks has mostly played right guard in his NFL career, but he also played left guard and even right tackle in college. He’s really an athletic freak that can fit anywhere on the line. The left guard position is pretty weak for the Chargers, mostly because Dan Feeney and especially Forrest Lamp haven’t panned out as the team had hoped.
While the Eagles have a loaded roster filled with NFL stars, no one makes more sense than Brooks. He could slot right into the weakest spot on the offensive line and immediately improve it. There’s consistency, ability, and freakish athleticism displayed every week from the best offensive lineman in the NFL. For a fan base that cries out for an elite offensive line, Brooks might be the last part needed to get there for the Chargers.