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Predicting the contracts for the 6 biggest LA Chargers free agents

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: Hunter Henry #86 of the Los Angeles Chargers spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown during the first half against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Michael Davis: Three years, $20 million ($6.67 million per season)

Michael Davis took a step in the 2020 season that really helped the LA Chargers secondary. This is a player that I think is going to be on the priority list for the Bolts and I would be surprised if the Chargers let him sign elsewhere.

He is the only young corner on the team that has legitimate potential. He might not ever be someone who is a CB1 option, but it is extremely important for the depth of the secondary that the Chargers are able to bring Davis back.

For that reason, I think the Chargers offer Davis a contract for three years worth $18.5 million. At 26 years old, this takes Davis right up to that age 30 line where corners typically start to regress, allowing the team to re-evaluate when the time is fit.

$6.67 million per season might seem like a hefty cost for Davis but that is the price you pay for cornerbacks in this league. The Chargers are far better off staying in-house than going elsewhere so they should be open to paying Davis this much.

Just look at Anthony Brown. The Dallas Cowboys cornerback got a three-year, $15.5 million contract from Dallas last offseason and was older than Davis is now. Davis is not just younger but he is better as well.

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