The Chargers have officially made their first move in free agency by signing former Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga and reuniting him with James Campen, his long-time position coach in Green Bay. The deal is for three years and $30 million, per Ian Rapoport.
The #Chargers agreed to terms with former #Packers RT Bryan Bulaga, from Iowa, on a 3-year deal worth $30M, source said. More help on the offensive line.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
This is a huge signing for the Bolts as Bulaga was thought off as the best tackle on the open market not named Trent Williams. He solidifies the right side of the line and opens things up for the team to possibly draft a left tackle or go all-in on a quarterback now that his protection has been reinforced.
Bulaga turns 31 next week but hasn’t shown any signs of regression with his play in recent years. While he’s dealt with a few injuries in his career, he’s coming off playing all 16 games for the Packers en route to the NFC Championship game against the 49ers.
This is a huge signing and it immediately clears up what the Chargers could, and should, potentially do the rest of free agency.