3 players who could start for the Chargers in 2023 that aren't signed yet

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2. Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott is another player that has been heavily tied to the LA Chargers for quite some time now. The Dallas Cowboys released Elliott as a cap casualty earlier this offseason and he instantly became a name that was attached to the Bolts.

The driving force behind this is new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who held the same position with the Dallas Cowboys. Having connections to the coaching staff is sometimes all you need in the NFL and that alone could have gotten Zeke into the building.

Plus, there is a big unknown with Austin Ekeler's future. An Ekeler trade feels unlikely at this point in time but you never know what could happen. NFL teams are still working out trades at this point in the year, as evident by the Za'Darius Smith trade that just happened.

There is no guarantee that Ekeler will be on the team next season and if he does ultimately end up leaving then the Chargers would almost be forced to bring in Elliott. They would need an experienced back to at least pick up some of the slack and he is by far the best option available.

Heck, there is even the possibility of Ekeler holding out and that would force the Chargers to bring in someone like Zeke to provide a contingency plan. Just because it has not happened yet does not mean it will not happen.