The LA Chargers have been one of the most active teams in the NFL this offseason. After a promising, albeit disappointing, 2021 season the Chargers have gone all-in becoming a Super Bowl contender in 2022.
It is near-impossible to complain about the offseason the Chargers have had as nearly every move has been spot-on. The only questionable decision was letting Kyzir White walk for $3 million but even that was predictable with Brandon Staley's defense.
While the Bolts have been great thus far, the team still has three moves to make that are no-brainers. Better yet, LA still has money to spend in free agency. The Bolts had $9.4 million in free-agency spending space before signing DeAndre Carter on Thursday, who should not cost much.
The three no-brainer moves for the LA Chargers;
1. Re-sign Oday Aboushi
This is something that I have been pounding the table for here on Bolt Beat. One of the most underrating signings by the Chargers last spring was Oday Aboushi, who signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the team.
Aboushi started at right guard for the Bolts and was having a fantastic season for his cost to start the year. However, Aboushi tore his ACL in Week 5, ending his promising season before it could take off.
While it hurt the Chargers last season, it could help the team in 2022 as they can get Aboushi on an even bigger discount. Pro Football Focus projects Aboushi to get a one-year $1.5 million contract this offseason. The longer he goes unsigned, the more likely he is there at that cost.
Even if Aboushi does not start there is relatively no risk in bringing him back for this price to, at the very least, compete for a starting position and serve as a depth option next season. It certainly is better than running out someone like Senio Kelemete.