Happy Tuesday, y’all.
Things have certainly quieted down on the free agency front which is unfortunate because I’ve regressed back to just staring at my ceiling for four hours a day without much breaking news.
The Chargers still have about $8.5 million to spend in free agency which is still enough to sign a Jason Peters or another serviceable veteran. If the team makes a few more cuts, like a Sam Tevi or Virgil Green, they could push that number between $11 and $12 million.
At this point, the only free agent available that I would actually be happy with would be Peters. He’s still better than most offensive tackles in this league and would be a nice confidence booster for whomever is the Chargers’ quarterback this year.
But let me throw this your way, who is a player you would like to see the Chargers go after in the second week of free agency?
2020 NFL free agency: Grades for every big signing and trade
“If Tom Brady leaving the Patriots for Tampa Bay isn’t weird enough, get ready for Rivers in silver and blue. I wondered whether the post-Brady Patriots might try to hijack Rivers’ long-rumored move to the Colts, but the reunion between Rivers and former Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich just made too much sense for all parties involved.”
CB Chris Harris Jr. believes Chargers have defense to win AFC West
“It’s always tough when you play the Chiefs, but I know we’ve got a defense that definitely should be in the top and you’ve got to be able to slow them down,” Harris said.
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“As a result, players of the league are now allowed to sign with NFL teams as of today. Originally, players wouldn’t have been allowed to sign with teams until after the 2020 NFL Draft.”
Report: Chargers expected to have new logo, uniforms
“When the franchised moved from San Diego to Los Angeles, the Bolts changed their logo. But it appears that as they start their new journey in So-Fi Stadium, their look in its entirety will have a new makeover.”
Jameis Winston Rumors: Chargers Not Interested; QB Won’t Land Starting Job Now
“Winston has largely been the starter in Tampa Bay since being selected with the No. 1 overall pick in 2015, and he looked to have a high ceiling when he threw for 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns last year.”
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“Jadeveon Clowney, Everson Griffen, Logan Ryan and Jason Peters are the most recognizable veterans still waiting for deals commensurate with their ability. Jameis Winston remains the top quarterback still available, of course.”
The NFL’s 2020 All-Overpaid Free-Agency Team
“Rivers’ play dropped off in a big way in 2019 as he threw 20 interceptions and just 23 touchdowns. His adjusted yards per attempt dropped from 8.7 in 2018 to 7.1 in 2019. It’s also obvious that his arm talent has declined, and his lack of mobility has become a major issue.”
LA Chargers: What will LA get out of Tyrod Taylor? Look at Marcus Mariota
“Marcus Mariota agreed to a two-year, $17.6 million contract (h/t Mike Garafolo, NFL Network) with the Las Vegas Raiders to be their backup and is making $7.5 million this season. Tyrod Taylor, projected starting quarterback of the LA Chargers, has been evaluated in the same manner, as he too is making $7.5 million this season.”
Los Angeles Chargers: 2016 NFL Draft Retrospective
“Luckily for Charger fans, they can take solace in knowing that the Chargers often do pretty well at drafting. We have already broken down the 2017-2019 NFL Draft and very few prospects received failing grades, and most of the time, they failed because of injury.”
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“The Los Angeles Chargers have done a great job in filling some roster holes as the team heads into the 2020 NFL Draft, giving us more of a feeling about what the team is going to do on draft day.”