Predicting where each Chargers free agent signs this offseason

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Gerald Everett: Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals are a team that needs a tight end and isn't going to spend a marquee price for one nor is going to be able to find what it is looking for in the 2024 NFL Draft. Thus, signing a mid-tier tight end like Everett to a contract that pays him around $5-7 million a year makes a lot of sense.

Everett has proven with the Chargers that he can be a valuable part of the passing game and he would be a welcomed addition next to Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Everett is not a great blocker, so the Bengals won't get that out of him, but they can still get an average to above-average pass-catching tight end who never seems to go down on first contact.

For Everett, the Bengals are a great destination as he can maximize his value with another elite quarterback while also contending for a Super Bowl.

Alohi Gilman: Chargers

There are a lot of safeties on the free-agent market this offseason and that is naturally going to lower the price it will cost to retain Alohi Gilman. Gilman proved last season that he is absolutely capable of being an every-down safety and the Chargers should reward him for that.

That is not to say that GIlman is a Pro Bowler or some amazing asset that will make the Chargers the new Legion of Boom. He is a serviceable, consistent starting safety that should be able to be re-signed on a very team-friendly deal.

There are not many safeties that come around like this at this price point and the Chargers would be foolish not to keep him around to play under Jesse Minter.