The LA Chargers‘ front office is going to be looking to make improvements in the offseason to maximize the potential of the current roster. The franchise has the foundation to be a Super Bowl-caliber team, but some necessary improvements need to be made.
The most important thing this offseason now that the head coaching search is over is the 2021 NFL Draft. It is paramount that the Chargers maximize the talent on the field while Justin Herbert is still in his rookie contract. The best method of acquiring talent is always the NFL Draft.
Free agency is also important as well. Herbert being on his rookie deal, along with good drafting, allows the team to spend in free agency to fill out the roster. Reckless free-agent spending is bad, complementary free-agent spending is necessary.
According to Over the Cap, the Chargers have $19.6 million in cap space with 48 players signed this offseason, albeit they could free up some cap space by cutting players such as Casey Hayward, Trai Turner, or Chris Harris.
Regardless, the Chargers do not have a large sum of cap space to spend, so it is important that they spend it wisely. Luckily for the Bolts, there is already a perfect free agency fit this offseason.
Leonard Floyd is the perfect player for the LA Chargers.
Floyd signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Los Angeles Rams for the 2020 season that he will continue to be paid on in 2021. The Rams have to pay Floyd $3.33 million next season.
Floyd could very well get a contract similar to Bryan Bulaga’s (three-year, $30 million). It would take a good portion of the cap space, but again, Tom Telesco can absolutely free up the space.
It might seem daunting, but it is important to maximize this window while Herbert is on his rookie contract and using that much cap space is worth it for the right player. Floyd is that right player for the LA Chargers and the reasons are there.