Chargers' 4 best starting right tackle options in 2023
The LA Chargers are not going to be able to spend big like they did last offseason but there are still a lot of storylines surrounding the team. Los Angeles enters the offseason needing to free up over $20 million in cap space just to become cap compliant, which is going to lead to some difficult decisions.
One of those difficult decisions revolves around the future of Trey Pipkins. Pipkins is a free agent this offseason and with the team's financial situation, his future in LA is far from being guaranteed.
There are several different directions that the Chargers could go in when it comes to the right tackle position this offseason. Some options are obviously far better than others.
Here are the 4 best right tackle options for the LA Chargers in 2023:
4. Chargers sign a very cheap veteran (Jason Peters, Marcus Cannon, Riley Reiff)
The worst path that the Chargers could take this offseason would be getting priced out of a Trey Pipkins reunion and then spending less money on a veteran right tackle to come in and fill in the gap for a season.
The Chargers may want to sign a cheap swing tackle option in the offseason to replace Storm Norton but they should not be signing someone at an extremely cheap price point just to fill a gap. This is bad on multiple levels for the Chargers.
First, they would still be spending money but not on the right player. This reduces the chances of bringing back someone like Drue Tranquill. It would be better off using that money elsewhere and using a draft pick. Second off, the team would not be getting a consistent outlook at the position. It would merely be a one-year stopgap option. Finally, they simply would not be getitng that valuable of a player.
This is easily the worst route the Chargers can take and it would be actually shocking if they did approach the position in this manner.