1. The LA Chargers are not going to pay Davante Adams market value
Davante Adams is going to have plenty of teams calling him next offseason as he becomes a free agent. That is naturally going to raise his price, which is already going to be high to begin with. While the Chargers have spent big on free agents in recent years, there is no way they pay Adams what his value is going to be.
Spotrac estimates Adams’ yearly salary to be $24.9 million on his new deal — a five-year, $125 million contract. While Spotrac is not perfect, they are pretty accurate in evaluating market value and if anything they often undershoot what players sign for.
With the way, the Chargers operate there is simply no way that they are going to commit $25 million to an out-of-house receiver that is approaching his 30s. While he will still be productive, this goes against the moves the Chargers typically make.
Sure, they paid big for Bryan Bulaga and Corey Linsley but they also let Hunter Henry walk even though they still have the cap space to fit him under the salary cap to this day. If Tom Telesco’s front office has proven anything it is that they will not get in a bidding war for a skill position player that is entering the latter stages of his career.
The team had no interest in bringing in Jones for that minuscule trade package and his salary in 2022 and 2023 is less than half of what Adams is projected to get. Are they really going to pay over twice as much for Davante Adamas? Probably not.