Chargers Free Agency

5 free agents with connections to Brandon Staley the Chargers could pursue

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Bryce Callahan
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4. Bryce Callahan

The last two potential free agents would inherently be risky signings and I have no problem if someone reading this article is completely against the final two players on this list. That being said, there is still a chance that the Chargers pursue these players because of their connection and scheme fit with Brandon Staley and we would all have to live with it if they did sign them.

The first is Bryce Callahan, who at his best, would be an absolutely perfect fit for the LA Chargers. The Chargers should be interested in building up the depth in the secondary and Callahan could be key in doing that. He has been one of the best slot cornerbacks in the league (when healthy) and he fits Staley's defensive scheme perfectly.

In a perfect world, he would be a significantly better version of Chris Harris that plays in the slot but also offers the versatility to play outside when needed.

The problem is that Callahan is older and has an injury history. Chris Harris was once one of the best cornerbacks in the league and we saw first-hand how he regressed with the Chargers. That could also happen with Callahan, which obviously would be less than ideal.

That being said, every team knows this is a risk and that will lower his value. If his value gets to a point where the Chargers can take a flier then they absolutely should. They should not bank on him being the answer to all their problems but if the team drafts a true CB1 and gets a healthy Callahan then suddenly the secondary looks tremendous.

PFF projects Callahan to get a two-year, $10 million contract with only $5 million guaranteed. Would I do that deal if I was the LA Chargers? Probably.