The LA Chargers are looking to wash away the disappointment of a blown 27-0 lead in the playoffs with a strong offseason that puts the team in a great position for the 2023 season. That being said, it is going to be tougher for the Chargers to do that than last year, as the team is well over the salary cap.
There are a lot of tough decisions that the Chargers are going to have to make this offseason. However, not every decision that must be made is going to be hard.
Choosing to pay Trey Pipkins or Drue Tranquill (if it comes down to an ultimatum) is tough. Freeing up salary-cap space with certain moves or drafting a certain position, however, is not a tough decision.
3 easiest decisions for the Chargers in the 2023 offseason:
1. Cutting Matt Feiler
The Chargers need to free up salary-cap space and cutting Matt Feiler is the most obvious way to do so. This move has been so obvious for the Chargers that it was speculated during the season last year and Feiler was not even playing that bad.
While Feiler was not awful, he did take a step back and is not worth the money he will be paid. This is especially true considering Jamaree Salyer is arguably already better than Feiler and can start at left guard for the Bolts next season.
According to Over The Cap, the Chargers can free up $6.5 million in salary-cap space by cutting Feiler this offseason. Feiler will only carry a $2 million dead-cap hit, which is not bad whatsoever.
It is not a matter of if the Chargers are going to cut Feiler this offseason, it is only a matter of when.