The LA Chargers changed the culture of the franchise by hiring Jim Harbaugh to be the team's next head coach. Less than one week later, the Chargers delivered the follow-up strike of hiring long-time Baltimore Ravens executive Joe Hortiz to be the team's next general manager.
Harbaugh and Hortiz will work together to reinvent the culture in Los Angeles and change the way the Chargers operate. Coming from one of the most consistent and successful franchises in the sport, the Chargers have found a true winner in Hortiz.
To help accelerate the culture change in Los Angeles, it would not be all that surprising if Hortiz brought some players from the Ravens along with him. The Chargers do not have a ton of salary-cap space to spend, but they certainly could make room for a handful of smaller signings this offseason.
3 Ravens who could follow Joe Hortiz to the Chargers:
The Chargers need running back help as the team is going to have to completely reinvent the room this offseason. Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley are both free agents and Isaiah Spiller has shown no signs of being a reliable back at the NFL level.
Hortiz is going to have to bring in multiple back to form a committee as a quick-fix solution in 2024. As part of that committee, Hortiz will likely end up signing a cheap veteran running back off the market. Thankfully, there are a lot of cheap free-agent running backs.
Edwards is one of two potential options from Baltimore alongside J.K. Dobbins. Dobbins' ceiling is higher but he cannot stay out of his own way injury-wise, so the Chargers may be more inclined to sign Edwards to a one-year deal.
Edwards alone is not going to fix the entire problem in Los Angeles and if that is the best running back the team adds then it will be in trouble. But as part of a bigger solution, Edwards could be a smart signing.