1. DeSean Jackson
Instead of signing Zay Jones the LA Chargers could make a much cheaper signing to a one-year deal in DeSean Jackson, who would arguably fit the Chargers better than Jones would.
Jackson has been speculated among Charger fans before. Prior to him being released by the Los Angeles Rams, there was a contingent of fans that wanted to see the Bolts trade a sixth or seventh-round pick for the veteran wide receiver. That was something I was very against personally as he had no trade value at all.
That bared out in the market as no team traded for Jackson and he was waived. He then signed with the Las Vegas Raiders and provided more of the same. Now, as a free agent, Jackson does make sense if the Chargers want to go in that direction and make a cheap signing for depth purposes.
Even if the Bolts bring Mike Williams back they are a bit thin at the backend of the wide receiver depth chart. The team essentially has four wide receivers that contribute on offense as Andre Roberts, if he returns, is the fifth receiver who only has special teams value.
Jackson would give the team depth to throw in there when injuries naturally happen throughout the course of the 2022 season while also being a rotational piece that the Chargers can utilize to take the top off of the defense. There are not many receivers better than Jackson in making big plays, even if those big plays are few and far between.
He is not someone who is going to come in and have 500 receiving yards for the Bolts. However, he is someone who the Chargers could pay $4 million or less for one season to come up with some big plays in big moments.