Chargers Free Agency

Predicting where the most notable LA Chargers free agents will sign

Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) celebrates his touchdowns scored against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry (86) celebrates his touchdowns scored against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers are in store for a really interesting offseason. Tom Telesco is tasked with filling in several different roster needs, most prominently the offensive line. While the Chargers have a decent amount of cap space to spend, they also have quite a few free agents that will need to be re-signed.

This is why the Chargers’ salary-cap situation might not be as good as some may think. Sure, the Chargers have salary-cap space, but they also have 29 players from last year’s roster that are free agents in some capacity this offseason.

The LA Chargers ‘big six’ free agents:

Of those 29, the six biggest that I established in a previous article are Tyrod Taylor, Rayshawn Jenkins, Michael Davis, Denzel Perryman, Melvin Ingram and Hunter Henry. In that previous article, I guessed how much each of those players would get paid. Today, we are predicting where each of those players will be playing in 2021.

Tyrod Taylor: New England Patriots

The closer and closer the offseason has gotten the more and more it feels like Tyrod Taylor will end up with Bill Belichick. I have a prediction for how the QB room will shape up in New England that I think makes a lot of sense for the team.

The Patriots should be able to draft Trey Lance with the 14th overall pick but he is raw. The ceiling is extremely high for Lance but he the prime example of a quarterback that should sit behind a veteran for a year.

Lance will best thrive in an offensive that can utilize his athleticism, similar to the Cam Newton-style offense that the team ran last year but with them actually trusting Lance to throw the ball more.

Taylor is the perfect quarterback to mentor Lance and run that style of offense. While Taylor is not as physically impressive as Newton, he is a much better passer, and most importantly to New Orleans, rarely turns the ball over.

He is the kind of game-managing quarterback that can thrive in this style of offense while also paving the way for the next quarterback in New England.

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