Chargers Free Agency

A new potential right tackle target hits free agency for the Chargers

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One of the biggest positions that the LA Chargers need to fill this offseason is the right tackle position. After playing just one half in 2021, Bryan Bulaga is going to likely be cut and the Chargers would be in trouble if they are committing to Storm Norton being the guy at right tackle next season.

The right tackle market is not that deep this offseason and with the team trading for Khalil Mack (and being tied to J.C. Jackson), they may not be looking to spend big money at right tackle. That could lead the Bolts to select a right tackle at 17 in the 2022 NFL Draft but they also could be looking to sign a cheaper free agent as well.

If the Bolts are focused on doing the latter then a new potential free-agent target hit the market in the first day of legal tampering. The Tennessee Titans did not tender right tackle David Quessenberry, who is Scott Quessenberry's brother, making him a free agent.

Does David Quessenberry make sense for the LA Chargers?

David Quessenberry is far from being an elite right tackle but he would still be a positive addition to the LA Chargers. More importantly, he would be a much better option than Storm Norton, who really struggled in 2021 despite getting a lot of help from the team's blocking schemes.

Per PFF, Quessenberry finished the 2021 season allowing 43 pressures in 635 pass-blocking snaps last season. That gives him an efficiency rate of 95.5%, which is slightly better than Norton's 94.9%. However, as mentioned, Norton was getting a lot of help and from a skillset standpoint, Quessenberry would do better with the same help.

Even if it is just a marginal improvement in the pass-blocking, an intriguing part of Quessenberry's game is his run-blocking. Quessenberry graded out at 89.1 on PFF in the run-blocking department. That is a massive improvement from Norton.

Quessenberry obviously has ties to the team because of his brother but the ties run deeper than that. Scott grew up as a massive Chargers fan, and unless the house was divided, we can assume that David did as well. Could that entice him to take a slightly cheaper deal than market value to join his brother on his favorite childhood team? Possibly.

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Adding Quessenberry is not the best addition the Chargers could make at right tackle. However, it would allow the team to have more money to spend elsewhere, which might be worth it in the grand scheme of things.

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