LA Chargers: Grading Tom Telesco’s first two signings

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The LA Chargers get an A- for re-signing Michael Davis

Two As and I promise I am being as objective as possible with these grades. I am not afraid to give a bad grade for a signing but the LA Chargers made two great signings to start free agency and every Charger fan should be happy.

We do not yet know the overall money in the deal but we do know that it is a three-year contract. Mike Garafolo also reported that there is $15 million in guaranteed money. Earlier in the day, Garafolo said on Good Morning Football that Davis was likely going to sign elsewhere in free agency and that he would get somewhere around $10 million per season.

Based on Garafolo’s initial comments and the guaranteed money involved, it is safe to assume that Davis will get somewhere in the $30-35 million range.

Some may think that this is an overpay for Michael Davis but it is quite the contrary. Not only does Davis have the intangibles that you cannot simply teach an NFL corner, but he has also gotten better every single season of his career.

That is a great sign. I find it hard to believe that he will suddenly regress strongly under Brandon Staley at the age of 26 after getting better each season.

The Chargers still have work to do in the cornerback room but they successfully completed the first step in building a quality position group.

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The only reason it is an A- instead of an A is that this is simply the team re-signing someone, not actually adding anything to the team. If they can make the right follow-up moves, it can be an A+.