Grading the Chargers' first wave of signings in 2024 free agency

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Chargers grade for signing Will Dissly: A-

One of the weakest areas of the roster last season was the tight end position, but not because of the team's pass-catching ability. When healthy, the duo of Gerald Everett and Donald Parham actually made up a capable pass-catching tight end room for Justin Herbert to throw to.

Instead, it was the lack of quality blocking in the tight end room that really hurt the team. Everett has never been a great blocker, Parham took a step backward and 2021 third-round pick Tre' McKitty never developed and was waived before the season even ended.

This put a lot of stress on the offensive line and was a big reason why the Chargers couldn't have any consistency in the blocking schemes. It also hurt the run game as well, contributing to what was one of the worst rushing offenses in the sport.

All that to say that Hortiz and Jim Harbaugh prioritized blocking at the position this offseason and proved that by signing former Seahawks tight end Will Dissly. Dissly may not be a prominent pass-catching tight end but he is one of the best run-blocking tight ends that the sport has to offer.

Dissly came at a cheap price but he will play a pivotal role in this offense achieving Roman's vision. It might not be the most enticing signing possible, but it is a fundamental part of the roster that is important to success.