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ESPN analyst trying to persuade former All-Pro to join the LA Chargers

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The LA Chargers are loaded with star talent as the team heads into the 2022 season. Led by Justin Herbert, there are several players on the Chargers who could be All-Pros next season and the team itself could have the most Pro Bowlers of any team in the league.

As the old saying goes, the rich often get richer and who knows what the Chargers could have up their sleeve. While the most prominent players on the market are signed to a team, there are still some players with pedigree that are on the market that the Bolts could explore if needed.

One of those players is three-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler, Ndamukong Suh. Suh spent the last three seasons with the Tamp Bay Buccaneers and is still a free agent looking to extend his football career. Suh said that the Buccaneers are out of the picture moving forward and that he wants to keep playing.

That is where NFL analysts Mina Kimes stepped in and did some legal tampering for the LA Chargers.

Would Ndamukong Suh make sense on the LA Chargers?

There is nothing wrong with having too much depth and the LA Chargers have really prioritized rebuilding the defensive line this offseason. While the spending money is tight in LA, they could absolutely afford a league minimum contract if they wanted to bring Suh in the building.

Anything more than that would take Suh out of the picture completely but the chances of him getting more than the minimum at this point in the offseason is slim to none. Price-wise, the Chargers could absolutely afford to bring Suh in.

There would be sacrifices, though. Bringing in Suh would ensure that one of Breiden Fehoko or Christian Covington would not make the roster. While neither player is a star, they both have promising traits and deserve to at least get a chance to play meaningful snaps.

Of course, there is the outside chance of the Chargers considering a Jerry Tillery trade, in which case bringing in Suh would make a lot more sense. The Chargers have a better version of Tillery in Morgan Fox and if a team is willing to pay a sixth-round pick for Tillery it is going to be hard to say no.

Suh is obviously not the same player that he was in his prime but he is still a valuable rotational player at his age. He definitely is not someone who the Chargers want playing every single down but the team does need more pass-rushing presence on the inside and Suh would provide that. Suh had more pressures and quarterback sacks than Tillery last season.

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Is Mina Kimes' persuasion enough to get Suh in Los Angeles? Obviously not. But it is worth looking into for the LA Chargers.

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