3. The LA Chargers can easily add depth for cheap in free agency
The LA Chargers are not going to be able to build an offensive line for cheap. They are not going to be able to add legitimate help to the secondary that can take over for Casey Hayward or Chris Harris for cheap. They are not going to be able to continue building the future of the defensive line for cheap.
They can get what they need at the wide receiver position for cheap. All the team really needs at this point is more bodies and there are so many cheap options available in free agency that can slot in above Guyton as the team’s WR4.
The most compelling is Tyrell Williams, who would really complete this receiving corps. The Chargers have reunited with former players in the past and after being released by the Las Vegas Raiders, Williams is the perfect cheap option to bring in on a one-year contract.
Then the Chargers are set. They have someone who they know can contribute right away if needed and does not have to learn and develop as a late-round pick would. A top-four of Allen, M. Williams, Johnson and T. Williams is really solid and one that can get the Chargers through this season.
Then the team can address wide receiver next offseason. Whether or not Mike Williams re-signs, as long as the Chargers properly address all the other needs this offseason, they can use their late first-round pick on a wide receiver that will make a difference right away and not just be a rehashing of Reed and Hill.
Justin Herbert did just fine with the weapons he had in 2020. The LA Chargers need to build him more protection and address other roster needs first.