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4 best next moves for the LA Chargers after signing Gerald Everett

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Kyzir White
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1. LA Chargers re-sign Kyzir White

While this is one of the best moves that the Chargers can make, it does not seem like a likely one. The worst part about White potentially not re-signing with the Chargers is that he will likely come at a cheap price after a breakout season.

White still has not signed with a team, which indicates that his market is perhaps lower than expected. Middle linebacker is kind of treated like running back on defense as teams do not shell out big contracts often to middle linebackers, so we could see White getting as low as $5-6 million per season.

That would be a steal for the Chargers but all signs are pointing to White not returning. Although he has been awful, the team did just use premium draft capital to select Kenneth Murray in the 2020 NFL Draft. The team seems to trust in him and in Brandon Staley's defense, inside linebacker is least important. They probably view Murray and Drue Tranquill as ample options for the team.

Add that to the fact there was a supposed leaked (but unconfirmed) direct message with White in which he said the Chargers were not bringing him back, and it seems like he won't be back in the powder blue.

At the end of the day, though, the Chargers would be foolish to let another Adrian Phillips situation happen and allow a talented, versatile defensive player walk for cheap. If the price is too high then I get it, but if the Chargers can ink White to a two-year, $11 million deal with a $5 million cap hit in 2022 then they should do that every time.

Based on the projections, that would give the team $6 million left to spend in free agency.

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