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3 moves the Chargers should make that are no-brainers

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2. Sign a veteran running back for depth

The Chargers have one of the most talented running backs in the entire league in Austin Ekeler. However, the depth behind Ekeler leaves much more to be desired and the Chargers' running back room is really struggling because of it.

Justin Jackson had moments yet again in 2021 but like the rest of his career, he was inconsistent and could not always stay on the field. Los Angeles also struck out again on a late-round running back as Larry Rountree simply felt like Deja Vu after Joshua Kelley.

The Bolts will most likely draft a running back in the 2022 NFL Draft, especially with four compensatory picks. While that will create four running backs on the depth chart, LA needs to replace Jackson (or re-sign him) with another veteran running back for cheap.

There are some decent options for the Bolts to pursue this offseason. The veteran running back does not even have to be the RB2 but the Chargers need options in the case that they yet again strike out on a rookie running back.

If the Bolts go into the 2022 season with Ekeler, a rookie, Rountree and Kelley then it should be considered a failure at the position.

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