3. Chargers address offensive line depth
The Chargers were able to re-sign Trey Pipkins at a relatively cheap price, which is a fantastic thing not just for 2023 but for future years as well. For the first time in a long time, the Chargers are going to have the entire starting offensive line locked down for at least three seasons together. That is special.
While the starting offensive line has the legitimate potential to be one of the best in the entire sport, the team still needs to add depth behind the starters to ensure that it can withstand any storm during the season.
Injuries are inevitable and while the team can do everything it can to try and avoid big injuries, it would be very shocking if all five offensive linemen were able to start every single game in 2023. That just is not a reasonable expectation.
Matt Feiler was cut to make space for Pipkins and the team lost Storm Norton to the New Orleans Saints (although that isn't a bad thing). Backup center Will Clapp is also still a free agent.
The Chargers are likely going to draft an offensive lineman or two late in the 2023 NFL Draft for depth but they need to make at least one, if not two cheap signings solely for depth purposes. That could be just Clapp, it could be a new swing tackle, or it could be a combination of the two.
If the Chargers end up trading Austin Ekeler and create more cap space that way then it is likely that the team will sign a cheap free agent running back as well. For now, that likely is not in the cards before these three moves.