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LA Chargers: The 4 best moves of the Bolts’ offseason

May 14, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (26) during rookie minicamp at Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 14, 2021; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. (26) during rookie minicamp at Hoag Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)  – LA Chargers
(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)  – LA Chargers

2. Signing Corey Linsley

The LA Chargers made the bold move of signing Corey Linsley and making him the highest-paid center in NFL history in terms of total value. It certainly was a good move, hence why it is ranked no. 2 on this list and is part of the rebuilding phase of the offensive line in LA.

Linsley was the best center in football last season as he was named an All-Pro and his experience with Aaron Rodgers is going to bode extremely well as he not only helps navigate this newly formed offensive line but works with Justin Herbert as well.

Linsley is experienced but he is not yet too old where it is a legitimate concern, although it is fair to bring up how good he has been throughout his career. While never a below-average center, Linsley was never considered to be the best center in the league until his breakout season with Green Bay.

The Chargers paid him as if he has been putting up those seasons for 2-3 years. Now, he very well could produce another 2-3 All-Pro seasons for the Chargers, or he could revert to being a very solid center that is perhaps a bit overpaid.

The risk of the move keeps it from being the best move the Chargers made even though he is probably going to be the most impactful new addition to the team in 2021.

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