1. Uchenna Nwosu
Chance of being stolen from the LA Chargers: 75%
If there is one free agent that I think Charger fans should be bracing to get stolen from LA it is Uchenna Nwosu. Of course, there is the possibility of both Nwosu and White getting stolen from the Bolts but Nwosu certainly is the favorite to find a new home in 2022.
Nwosu started off the 2021 season on a bad note but really came into his own over the last half of the season to significantly increase his value in free agency. With edge rushers being such a premium, there will be a collection of teams that cannot afford the top-tier edge rushers that then turn towards Nwosu and increase his market value as well.
As good as Nwosu was in the second half, I cannot blame the LA Chargers for setting a firm number and letting him walk. I certainly think the team should be more flexible in paying more for White than they should be in paying more for Nwosu.
Sure, Nwosu's pressure numbers in the second half of the season looked good but that is really all he has done over the course of a four-year career. It helps that it was the most recent level of production but I cannot blame the Bolts for not wanting to get in a bidding war for half a year of solid play. This is especially true considering the team elevated Nwosu in the second half and could theoertically elevate another player.
It is also easier to replace Nwosu than it is White. The team can even upgrade from Nwosu in free agency or could land a really promising edge rusher in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Whatever it is, there are more options than at linebacker.
There is still a chance that Nwosu does not have the market that I forecast and the desperate teams don't raise his price. If they do, the Bolts should let him walk.