(Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) – LA Chargers
2. Denzel Perryman
Denzel Perryman is in the exact same situation as Desmond King. Perryman is a free agent after this season and while he is playing much better than he has in previous years, I do not expect the Chargers to re-sign him after this season.
First of all, Perryman has battled with several different injuries as well as being inconsistent throughout the years. Those are not the traits that you want in a linebacker when deciding whether or not to re-sign him.
Plus, the team has a young linebacker core headlined by Kenneth Murray and the currently injured Drue Tranquill. With Tranquill healthy, the Chargers have Murray to replace Perryman in the future. If there is an offer for Perryman, there really are no reasons not to trade him.
Teams definitely are in the market for linebackers as well. Devin Bush just suffered a season-ending injury and now a contending team in the Pittsburgh Steelers are in the market for a middle linebacker.
Again, the Chargers won’t get some hefty return, but a draft pick for Perryman is a massive win, especially when we were wondering if he would even make the team back in the summer.
As we said, it would take the LA Chagers losing the next two games for these trades to even be a possibility. But if that is the case, I would be disappointed that Tom Telesco didn’t capitalize on his chance to sell.