The LA Chargers have several roster needs as the team heads into free agency and as it currently stands, according to Over The Cap, the Chargers have just under $36.6 million in cap space after releasing Trai Turner.
Some of the roster holes will be filled in the 2021 NFL Draft and some will be filled in free agency. What Tom Telesco does in free agency will also dictate how the team drafts as well. We will have a much better understanding of who the Chargers might target based on who they sign.
There are four positions that seem the most likely to be attacked in free agency. Of course, the team will make smaller signings at other positions simply to fill out depth. But in terms of signing truly impactful players, four positions stand out among the bunch.
Which position should the LA Chargers spend the most on?
From the least amount of money to the most amount, here are the rankings of which position the LA Chargers should spend the most on in free agency.
Also, tight end is not included on this list. While it would rank high if they sign Hunter Henry to a new contract, that situation is up in the air with there being trade options as well.
The LA Chargers are going to have to spend something at the safety position this offseason. The team is either going to have to re-sign Rayshawn Jenkins or they or going to have to bring someone else in to at least give the team depth alongside Derwin James and Nasir Adderley.
Regardless of who the Chargers bring in, whatever Jenkins’ market value is should be the absolute max of what the team is willing to spend. Yes, Adderley has his holes, but the Chargers have so many roster holes and a limited amount of funds to spend.
Someone such as Tre Boston could be really fun as he could return to LA for relatively cheap and be a nice veteran to play alongside Adderley. Either way, this is a contract that will be more than that of a baseline depth signing, but still be fairly small for an impactful player.