3 free agents who played for Jim Harbaugh the Chargers may now sign

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The LA Chargers made the most impactful hire in franchise history on Wednesday when it was reported that Jim Harbaugh accepted an offer to be the Bolts' next head coach. There were weeks of speculation surrounding Harbaugh and the Chargers that finally became official on Wednesday.

This is a new era for the Chargers as Harbaugh looks to come in and establish a much-needed winning culture in LA. With Harbaugh and Justin Herbert leading the way, there is a real possibility that the Bolts could win a Super Bowl in the not-so-distant future.

It all starts with the 2024 offseason as Harbaugh (and the GM of his choice) looks to build the foundation for the future. Part of this foundation may include Harbaugh bringing in players from his time at Michigan, whether it be in the 2024 NFL Draft or in free agency.

Free agents the Chargers could sign who played under Jim Harbaugh:

Donovan Peoples-Jones

The Chargers are not going to have much spending space at all to use in free agency this offseason. Los Angeles is currently well over the cap and needs to make several roster cuts to get under the cap number. However, once those moves are made, there will be enough spending space for a handful of smaller signings.

Donovan Peoples-Jones could make a lot of sense as one of those cheaper signings. Wide receiver depth is going to be a need for the Bolts this offseason with Keenan Allen's age, Mike Williams likely leaving the team, and Quentin Johnston being unreliable.

Peoples-Jones is by no means an upper-tier receiver but he is someone who has proven that he can be a vertical threat in a good passing offense. He got lost in the shuffle in 2023 (which included being traded) but finished with 839 yards on 61 targets.

If the Chargers do not want to use an early draft pick on a receiver then Peoples-Jones may be a great option for the team to be the third or fourth receiver on the depth chart.