Chargers Free Agency

Grading the Chargers signings from the first day of free agency

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The Los Angeles Chargers are officially in win-now mode.

Following months of discussion surrounding how aggressive the Chargers would be in optimizing the rookie contract of Justin Herbert, we received a strong message of intent on the first day of free agency.

Through just one day of the NFL's tampering window prior to the official start of the new league year on Wednesday, the Chargers have turned themselves into Super Bowl contenders. Major props must be given to Tom Telesco, Brandon Staley, and Ed McGuire who have put the team in position to be contenders for many years.

LA started their day off by signing ex-Patriots CB J.C. Jackson to a five-year, $82.5 million contract. Later on, they signed ex-Titans and Giants DL Austin Johnson to a two-year deal, potentially worth up to $14 million. Finally, they capped off their night with the fantastic signing of ex-Rams DL Sebastian Joseph-Day to a three-year, $24 million contract.

The Chargers instantly turned the defense into one that is more than capable of competing for championships.

LA is nowhere near done maneuvering in the free agency market, but the start they've made is absolutely fantastic.

Bolts'In this article we'll take a more in-depth look at the Bolts three signings today, giving each signing a grade based on their contract and expected impact on the team.

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