3 Bears free agents who could follow Khalil Mack to LA Chargers

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2. James Daniels

It may not be talked about as much as the right tackle position but the LA Chargers also need to find a starting right guard this offseason as well. Michael Schofield stepped in for an injured Oday Aboushi last season and was not great and the team needs a solution.

That solution could be Aboushi and quite frankly, that might be the best route they can go. He will still be cheap because of his ACL injury and he played quite well before getting hurt last season. However, you cannot blame the team for potentially having concerns because of the injury and passing on Aboushi.

The team was not confident enough in Brenden Jaimes to give him any playing time last season when they were in a bind and that does not bode well for his starting chances in 2022. The Bolts could turn to the 2022 NFL Draft, but the team is better off taking a right tackle early on and that pushes right guard down the list of needs.

Thus, the Chargers may look to sign a starting quality guard that can be a nice addition to the offensive line but does not break the bank. If that is the M-O, then James Daniels is exactly the kind of player that the Bolts will be targeting.

Daniels is not an exceptional right guard by any means but he can definitely hold his own and provide quality snaps for the team at a reasonable cost. If Daniels is the weakest link of the offensive line then the Bolts will be in excellent shape in 2022.

Daniels played all of his 1,121 snaps at right guard and allowed 40 pressures. Not the best numbers, but the Chargers can better utilize his skillset with better blocking packages and play designs. He has the skillset to be just fine if utilized properly.