The LA Chargers filled a hole in the tight end room over the weekend as the team agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract (that can be worth up to $13.5 million) with Gerald Everett. Everett may not be an elite tight end but he is exactly what the Bolts needed in the tight end room at a reasonable cost.
The Everett signing, while smaller than other moves the team has made this offseason, produced several takeaways about the future of the tight end position and the Chargers as a whole.
Daniel Popper of The Athletic projects the Chargers to have $11 million in free agency spending space, assuming Everett's cap hit is $5.5 million for the 2022 season. It is unlikely that it is higher than that number and based on how the Chargers structure contracts, it could be as much as $1 million lower.
For simplicities' sake, we will assume the team has $11 million in spending money to dictate what the Bolts should be doing next.
There are four moves that should be the next step for the LA Chargers this offseason.
We broke down three free agents that the team should sign after freeing up $9 million in cap space by restructuring Khalil Mack's deal but that article is now irrelevant with the team signing Everett and not signing Cordarelle Patterson.
The Bolts may very well shock us again. If not, here are the four best next moves the Chargers can make after signing Gerald Everett.