We've agreed to terms on a four-year contract with T Joe Barksdale. pic.twitter.com/hXgYX9cK1k— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) March 8, 2016
I'm not even going to try and be fair and balanced here.
I love Joe Barksdale. I loved him before the San Diego Chargers picked him up on the cheap last offseason, and I'll fight anyone who says he wasn't the team's best offensive linemen in 2015. I am thrilled that Tom Telesco decided to bring back the team's starting Right Tackle, so that he can focus on improving the Center and Left Tackle positions.
Financial details were not immediately made available, but you can bet the Chargers didn't get much of a discount for Barksdale. Playing for a new Offensive Coordinator and a new Offensive Line Coach this season, Barksdale didn't have a ton of reasons to prefer the Chargers to other teams except for "the weather in San Diego," which isn't a sure thing with the team threatening to move to Los Angeles.