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LA Chargers: 5 essential moves that need to be made this offseason

By Sean Basile
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The 2022 NFL offseason is underway, and the LA Chargers have some serious moves to make if they want to ensure perennial success for the franchise.

Quarterback Justin Herbert's time to shine is right around the corner, and the 2022 regular season is going to be a monumental period in Bolts' history that I'm sure we all hope the team is ready for.

Here are 5 essential moves to put the LA Chargers in Super Bowl contention:

1. Sure Up RG and RT Positions

The Chargers had one of the best O-lines in football in 2021 allowing just 31 sacks, but if the Week 18 showdown with the Raiders taught us anything, it's that the right side needs to be addressed this offseason.

Watching Maxx Crosby go for 2 sacks, 4 quarterback hits, and 3 tackles for loss with unfettered ease sealed the deal for me in that department.

Rashawn Slater had a fantastic rookie season, Matt Feiler was a solid left guard signing last offseason, and Corey Linsley proved he is still one of the better centers in the league.

It's just the right side that needs to be figured out right now. I cannot stomach seeing Justin Herbert's ball being deflected from behind when he's ready to fire anymore.

Bryan Bulaga is a solid right tackle in this league, but he's also played just 11 games in two years for LA, and his contract has an out available this offseason for the taking. Perhaps there are some better options out there for the Bolts to explore in an effort to both upgrade and also ensure the right tackle spot will not fall by the wayside due to injuries.

My dream right tackle is Ryan Ramczyk, even though he's going to be crazy expensive and the chances of that trade happening are slim-to-none.

The Saints have hit the rebuild button with Sean Payton quitting the team, and one would realistically think guys like Ramczyk, Terron Armstead, and other major players are going to be available for trade.

Ramczyk is in the beginning stages of his prime, and he's a first-team All-Pro with more All-Pros and Pro Bowls very much on his radar.

A guy can dream, can't he? I would absolutely love to see Ramczyk in a Chargers jersey come 2022. With Rashawn Slater on the other side and two legit interior linemen in Matt Feiler and Corey Linsley mixed in there as well, the Bolts could have the overall best O-line by this time next year.