LA Chargers Rumors: Reasons for and against a Desmond King trade

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The latest LA Chargers rumors include the team trading cornerback Desmond King.

LA Chargers rumors have been churning over the last few days as speculation of a Desmond King trade has started to pick up. This was something that was speculated at the beginning of the offseason but was fueled by a timely liked tweet by King as well as a trade proposal article from ESPN’s Field Yates.

Potentially trading King is a polarizing topic for Charger fans as some fans seem to see value in trading the former All-Pro corner while others don’t want to see him leave the Bolts.

A trade is certainly possible and both sides of the argument are just. This is something that the Chargers have to weigh heavily if they are even considering trading King this offseason.

To consolidate both sides of the argument and really analyze why King may or may not be traded, we decided to break down all of the potential reasons for trading King and all of the reasons against trading King.

Reason for the LA Chargers trading Desmond King: He is in the last year of his contract

This is the biggest reason why fans believe that King could be traded and it is even an argument that has translated to Melvin Ingram, who is also in the last year of his contract, as well.

The Chargers have a lot of things to figure out after the 2020 season, most notably how the team can retain Keenan Allen, Joey Bosa and Hunter Henry without sacrificing the roster. With the cap potentially going down because of COVID-19, that puzzle becomes even harder to solve.

On the outside looking in is Desmond King and if the team has any reservations right now about whether or not they want to re-sign King, then the logic of “trade him while you can” is born. Might as well get something out of him while you can instead of letting him walk for free, right?

Well, it is not that simple.