The LA Chargers shocked the NFL world this week when it was announced that the Bolts would be trading a 2022 second-round pick and 2023 sixth-round pick to the Chicago Bears for Khalil Mack. There was zero speculation about the trade before it was official and Mack now reunites with Brandon Staley to form one of the best edge-rushing duos in the entire NFL.
Charger fans were celebrating this move not just because they were getting a former All-Pro in Mack, but because it signaled a change of mindset for the team. Brandon Staley obviously has a big say in the personnel decisions as the Bolts are being aggressive this offseason. If they traded for Mack, who knows what else they will be willing to do this offseason.
Now the Chargers say goodbye to Uchenna Nwosu.
Nwosu became a fan-favorite after a really solid second half in 2021 and with Mack on the roster, Nwosu is definitely going to find a new home in 2022. Nwosu himself seemingly acknowledged this on social media.
As a young edge-rusher who really showed up in the second half of the season, Nwosu is going to have a market and is going to get a decent payday this offseason. Pro Football Focus projects that the former USC Trojan will get a three-year, $26.25 million contract.
While we are still a few days away from the legal tampering period, there are three teams, in particular, who should be getting ready to call Nwosu and offer him a deal as soon as possible.