The LA Chargers could become sellers at the NFL trade deadline.
The NFL trade is on Tuesday, November 3, meaning that we have two more weeks of NFL action before the deadline strikes. What happens over these next two weeks will determine what the LA Chargers do at the deadline.
Either way, the Chargers are unlikely to be buyers at the deadline. In-season trades in the NFL are not as prominent as in other sports and typically are reserved for those teams that are at the top of the mountain as legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
However, the Chargers could absolutely become sellers at the deadline, although it would take something that no Charger fan wants to see: more losses.
If the Chargers drop the next two games of the season against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos then they absolutely should become sellers at the deadline. At that point, the Bolts will be 1-6 on the season and the playoffs will be absolutely out of reach.
The Chargers would be losing two games against two teams that are both going to be in the top-10 in the 2021 NFL Draft. There is no coming back from that. We like to be optimistic, but the chances of the Chargers making any sort of playoff run with a 1-6 record is zero.
Luckily, the chances of the Bolts actually losing both of those games seems slim to none. But if the worst-case scenario happens and they do then they should take their medicine and get assets in return for some talent.
Here are the two players that would undoubtedly be traded away if the Bolts became sellers.