3. Sign a depth corner for $2.5 million or less
We do not have an exact name for the LA Chargers to target for this step as there are several options that fit the parameters and it all depends on how Brandon Staley and Tom Telesco scout these options. At the end of the day, these corners would be a depth option, so the team has to find someone who it thinks can operate as a rotational corner adding depth to the team.
There are three cornerbacks on the market right now who have Minnesota Vikings ties to new special teams coach, Ryan Ficken. Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander all played in Minnesota while Ficken was there and had some sort of role in special teams to create that connection.
We know that Staley loves connections and that could make that trio the favorite to sign. Heck, Alexander also has connections to the team itself as he was high school teammates with new Charger cornerback, J.C. Jackson.
Bryce Callahan has the Vic Fangio connection and could be someone who the Chargers take a chance on. Callahan was really bad last season but at his best can be really good and in a smaller, rotational role the Bolts could believe in him more. The same could be said for Kyle Fuller, who did not play well at all last season in Denver.
Regardless of who it is, Brandon Staley's defense thrives when it has a deep and versatile secondary and the Bolts should be looking to add two more corners: one in free agency and one in the mid-rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft.
We will put the cap number at $2.5 million, giving the Chargers $2.9 million left in spending money.