The Los Angeles Chargers are embarking on an offseason that will have massive ramifications for the teams future. With a projected $62 million in cap space prior to any roster trimming, the Chargers have a chance to load the roster with talent in order to maximize Justin Herbert and his rookie contract.
Despite his flawed tenure as GM, Tom Telesco must be able to right the wrongs of his past endeavors and provide coach Brandon Staley with a roster capable of competing for a championship. If he fails to do so, his job could very well be on the line next offseason.
One of the team's glaring needs that must be addressed through free agency is the run defense. LA allowed over 138 rush yards per game last season, ranking that unit 30th in the league. With the defensive structure Staley has implemented, incompetent run defenders are often exposed given the teams' high usage rate of lightboxes. If this issue is not fixed during this offseason then expect a lot of the same from the Bolts defense next year.
That is why Sebastian Joseph-Day should be such a priority for the LA Chargers.
In this article I'll discuss three reasons why defensive tackle and pending free agent Sebastian Joseph-Day should be the teams' first priority come the opening of free agency, and why he can be the difference-maker that turns the Chargers defense around.