The LA Chargers added another new face to the front office this week as Chad Alexander is leaving the New York Jets to become Joe Hortiz's assistant GM. Alexander and Hortiz worked together extensively in Baltimore, so the hire is not all that surprising.
Alexander spent five seasons with the Jets and he undoubtedly built up relationships while he was there. Those relationships, particularly on the player front, may help shape what the Chargers do this offseason when building out the roster.
The Chargers do not have much to spend in free agency this offseason as the team is currently well above the salary cap. That being said, there are some cheap free agents that could follow Alexander from New York to LA.
3 players who could follow Chad Alexander from the Jets to the Chargers
1. Chuck Clark
Chuck Clark is someone who we have already covered here at Bolt Beat so we can keep it short and sweet. The Chargers need safety depth this offseason and may not be able to add to the position early in the 2024 NFL Draft. As a result, signing a cheap veteran free agent might be the way to go.
Clark is going to be cheap (coming off a missed season because of a torn ACL), is on the right side of 30, was really solid when he was healthy and has ties to both Alexander and the coaching staff. Chargers defensive coordinator Jesse Minter was the Ravens' defensive backs coach in Clark's best season, so the connection is there.
If Clark is the only addition to the safety room then that would be a bad risk for the Chargers to take. But as part of a bigger solution, Clark could be an extremely savvy signing for the Bolts to make this offseason.