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LA Chargers: 3 offseason moves that don’t make sense in hindsight

TAMPA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 04: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers works out during a practice at AdventHealth Training Center on August 04, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 04: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers works out during a practice at AdventHealth Training Center on August 04, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. The LA Chargers not signing Jason Peters

Look, maybe there was something behind the scenes that we did not know about and did not get reported. Perhaps Jason Peters made it clear early on that he did not want to join the Chargers. Maybe his plan all along was to stay in Philadelphia or retire. We really are not too sure.

What we do know is that an opening was created on the Philadelphia Eagles at right guard and Peters re-signed with the team to shift from left tackle to right guard. That is right, left tackle — the position that the Chargers are not looking great at in 2020.

Anthony Lynn recently commented that Sam Tevi — yes, that Sam Tevi — is in the driver’s seat for the left tackle position. Of course, there is time left in camp for things to change, but it raised a really interesting question?

MUST-READ: Tevi at left tackle indicates a much bigger problem

Why didn’t the LA Chargers sign Jason Peters? They had the cap space and had a spot on the roster. If it came down to it, I much rather would have seen a veteran like Peters signed over someone like Storm Norton (no offense to Norton).

The idea then was that the team was high on Trey Pipkins and believed him to be a quality starting candidate in 2020. That is obviously not the case, that or they just severely missed the mark on their line of thinking, and now the Bolts could be left with Sam Tevi at left tackle.

That’s fun.

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