LA Chargers: The pros and cons of each Monday signing

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(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

The LA Chargers were very busy on the first day of ‘legal tampering’ on Monday. While the team was not in the initial wave of moves announced by NFL insiders, the Chargers did make three prominent signings, two of which are new faces meant to help protect Justin Herbert.

The in-house signing that the Chargers made was re-signing Michael Davis to a three-year, $25 million contract. Davis has $15 million in total guarantees and $10 million in fully guaranteed money over the three seasons.

According to Over The Cap (who is supplying all of these contract numbers), the Chargers will pay Davis $6.4 million in 2021 and $9.4 million in both 2022 and 2023.

The new faces that the LA Chargers signed on Monday:

It was first reported that the LA Chargers were bringing in the best center on the free-agent market, Corey Linsley. Linsley is coming off of an All-Pro season with the Green Bay Packers and was made the highest-paid free agent center of all-time. The Chargers are paying Linsley $62.5 million over five seasons.

Later in the night, the Chargers spent much less on a veteran left guard that is still going to have a massive impact. Now-former Steeler Matt Feiler signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Bolts.

We already graded all three moves and all three received fairly good grades (Davis and Linsley you can find here, Feiler here). Each move could have its own potential pros and cons (even if the pros do heavily outweigh the cons).

Let’s get into them.