3 positions the Chargers must upgrade via trade this season

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2. The Chargers need to improve the safety position

The Chargers lost a starting safety this offseason as Nasir Adderley hung his cleats up and called it a career. Adderley was by no means perfect and was even benched by Brandon Staley in the AFC Wild Card Game.

While Adderley was not expected to return to the Chargers in free agency anyway, it is still weird that the team did absolutely nothing to address the safety position in the offseason. The team lost someone who started most of the games at the safety position last season and did absolutely nothing once he left.

Alohi Gilman has been good and Derwin James is elite but just having those two is a concern. Both players are on the injury report heading into Week 4 and the options behind them still do not seem capable of making a tangible impact.

JT Woods came into the game in Week 3 and instantly whiffed on a tackle that resulted in a big Minnesota touchdown. He has had nothing but hiccups in his career. Alongside him is Raheem Layne, who is a massive question mark at best.

The Chargers need depth. They don't need to trade anything more than a seventh-round pick for a safety but they need to find someone with experience who can step in not only when an injury happens, but to take some of the pressure off of James and Gilman (which is why John Johnson always seemed like a perfect fit in free agency).

A veteran like Kareem Jackson could be worth a look as the Chargers would only need to send the struggling Broncos a seventh-round pick to get that deal done.