The LA Chargers' coaching staff around Jim Harbaugh is starting to take shape. While nothing has been announced officially from the team, the Chargers appear to be hiring the likes of Greg Roman, Marcus Brady, Andy Bischoff and Jesse Minter (alongside others) to the staff.
This is the group of men who are going to look to reinvent the culture in Los Angeles and turn the Chargers into a winning organization. With Harbaugh at the helm, fans are confident that this new era of Chargers football can begin as early as 2024.
It is going to take more than just the coaching staff, though. If the Chargers are truly going to reach their potential as early as 2024,the team may need to bring in external (and cheap) free agents who are familiar with this new-look coaching staff.
3 free agents the Chargers can sign with ties to the new-look coaching staff:
RB Gus Edwards
The Chargers need to rebuild the running back room this season and will do so under the guidance of Roman. Los Angeles likely won't be able to bring in a bell-cow back but the team can create a rotation of backs that is good enough to recharge this rushing offense.
If that is the approach then Gus Edwards might be the best shout for the team. Edwards is not someone who should be carrying a team as the RB1 but he knows exactly what it takes to succeed as part of a running back rotation.
Edwards should come at a very cheap price and he is one of the better cheap running back options on the market this offseason. That adds more value to Edwards as a target on top of his connections with Roman.
Heck, the Chargers may look to rebuild the room with two backs who both have ties to the team as Michigan's Blake Corum feels like a realistic draft target for the team. With or without Corum, though, Edwards makes sense.