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LA Chargers: 4 possible AFC West free agents to target

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - NOVEMBER 01: Byron Pringle #13 of the Kansas City Chiefs tries for a catch against the New York Jets during their NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - NOVEMBER 01: Byron Pringle #13 of the Kansas City Chiefs tries for a catch against the New York Jets during their NFL game at Arrowhead Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The NFL season has finally ended, so it’s about to be free agency time. The LA Chargers specifically have a lot of decisions to make this offseason. Not only when it comes to players they need to re-sign, but possibly signing new players to help either add-depth or add some key starters for next year.

This will be a big-time offseason for the Chargers as they not only have a good amount of players becoming free agents, but also don’t have a lot of cap space going into the next season. Though with the possibility of trading players or cutting them, they could have lots of players to look at.

One group of players in particular that the Chargers could look at are from their rivals. The AFC West has some talented and interesting free agents going into the new football season. From offense to defense and even to special teams, the AFC West was loaded with talent and could see some of their players go to Los Angeles.

Even with the cap space problem, the Chargers have some cheap options that they could look at for the near future. This article will take a look at four different players from the AFC West that the Chargers could possibly sign.

Potential LA Chargers AFC West target: Daniel Carlson

With Michael Badgley having a rough season and being a free agent, the Raiders kicker could be a good upgrade to the roster.

Daniel Carlson had a pretty underrated season with the silver and black. The kicker only missed two field goals throughout the whole season. Both of those misses being from 40 to 49 yards. He went 33 for 35 throughout the whole season and was four for four in field goals over 50 yards. He also only missed two extra points throughout the season.

Badgley, on the other hand, had a pretty disappointing season. The kicker from Miami was 24 for 33 in total field goals. From 40 to 49 yards the kicker was only eight for 13 while also only hitting two of his six attempts from over 50 yards. He also missed three extra points throughout the season.

This would be a huge upgrade at the kicker position. Carlson also is the same age as Badgley so the Chargers wouldn’t lose anything in the age department. If the Chargers could get Carlson at a decent price then they shouldn’t hesitate at all in giving him a contract. For the sake of not only the Chargers organization, but the fans who wouldn’t have to worry about field goals anymore.

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