The LA Chargers have brought back former players in the past. Tom Telesco re-signed Jahleel Addae in 2020 after Derwin James was injured and Dontrelle Inman has had three stints with the Bolts.
Earlier in the offseason, we explored some former Chargers that would be worth pursuing in free agency. There is another name that has been added to that list as they have been released as a cap casualty for their respective former team.
That new potential target is Tre Boston, who the Carolina Panthers released after just one season of his three-year deal that he signed last offseason. Boston spent one season with the LA Chargers back in 2017.
Why the LA Chargers should pursue Tre Boston:
Tre Boston did not have a good season last year, that goes without saying. However, Boston has been a really solid free safety in the league for quite some time now, hence why the Panthers were willing to give him a three-year deal.
Boston is still relatively young as well. Those that read my work here on Bolt Beat know that I do not like pursuing too many players over the age of 30. Boston is going to be 29 next season and on a one-year deal, the Chargers can be hopeful that he is not terrible.
The important thing is that the team would not be asking that much out of Boston. Boston could be a target if the team is unable to re-sign Rayshawn Jenkins as Boston would be a cheaper alternative.
Boston is more than capable of taking over as the second/third safety for the Chargers as he splits time with third-year safety Nasir Adderley at free safety. This would really help Adderley’s progress as the team would not be tasking him with more than he can handle. If Boston plays as he did in LA or in Carolina before 2020 the Chargers would be in a great position at safety.
Boston recorded 79 combined tackles when he was a Chargers with eight passes defended and five interceptions. He is the kind of ball-hawking safety that you want next to Derwin James and with Brandon Staley coaching the defense, it is not absurd to think that the Chargers could get at least 90% of what they got from Boston in 2017.
He is still young and is going to be cheap after being released. This is someone who the front office is already familiar with and for that reason, I think that Boston is going to be getting a phone call from the LA Chargers.
What do you think? How would you feel if the LA Chargers signed Boston to a cheap one-year deal? I think it is a can’t-miss situation but let me know in the comments down below!