Chargers Free Agency

Why the LA Chargers should push hard for free agent K.J. Wright

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 09: K.J. Wright #50 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 09: K.J. Wright #50 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lumen Field on January 09, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have several roster holes that need to be addressed this offseason. With Justin Herbert under center and on his rookie contract, the Chargers have the number one asset you can have in making a Super Bowl run.

With a new head coach that is hopefully the right one in Brandon Staley, the Chargers are looking to add the complementary pieces to the Super Bowl foundation they already have to make their first serious run at winning it all with Herbert.

That is what makes this offseason so interesting for the LA Chargers. How the team approaches the draft and who they draft is widely going to be impacted by free agency; free agency is going to be widely impacted by who the team can re-sign on their own roster.

Regardless of what happens, there is one player that the LA Chargers should be pushing hard for this offseason, and that is K.J. Wright.

Why the LA Chargers should be pushing hard for free agent K.J. Wright:

1. He is going to be cheap

This is the first order of business and is absolutely worth mentioning. While the LA Chargers are better off with the salary cap than most NFL teams, they still have to be cautious with where they spend. That cap space is going to quickly dwindle if the team re-signs Hunter Henry and Michael Davis.

Wright is someone who the Chargers could afford on a reasonable contract. Spotrac estimates that the 32-year-old will get a two-year, $14.2 million contract. With some signing bonus maneuvering, the Chargers could realistically get Wright for a cap hit around $5 million.

That is a really good price, especially for what the Chargers would be getting out of Wright.

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