The LA Chargers did not play in Week 5 and had a chance to look around at the rest of the league and survey any potential trade targets before the upcoming trade deadline. Week 5 is a pivotal week in the NFL as many teams had games that would shape the rest of their respective seasons.
There were several teams that went into Week 5 with a fork-in-the-road moment ahead. A win could have changed the trajectory of the season while a loss may have cemented certain teams into looking ahead at the 2024 NFL Draft.
There might be new trade deadline sellers after Week 5. Here are some fresh names that the Chargers could potentially pursue on the market.
4 new trade targets for the Chargers after Week 5:
1. Hunter Henry
The New England Patriots fell to 1-4 on the season and it might just be a matter of time until we see Bill Belichick offsetting assets. If so, tight end Hunter Henry makes a lot of sense as a trade candidate as he is in the last year of his contract with New England.
The Chargers could really use Henry in this year's tight end room to provide a boost in both the passing game and blocking game. Gerald Everett is fine as the TE1 but the room as a whole has struggled to block for two seasons now. With Donald Parham suffering a wrist injury, the room is even thinner.
Nobody would bat an eye if the Chargers sent a future seventh-round pick along with Tre' McKitty to New England for Henry. It would allow the Patriots to take a chance on a younger tight end with one more year of control and would give the Chargers an instant boost.