The Bolts came into the offseason with massive needs along the offensive line and they just took their first big step forward addressing those concerns. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo, the Chargers are signing former Packers center Corey Linsley to a five-year, $62.5 million deal. The deal will pay him $26 million over his first two seasons in Los Angeles and makes him the highest-paid center in the NFL.
The #Chargers are signing C Corey Linsley to a five-year, $62.5 million deal, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. He is the new highest-paid center in the league and will get $26 million over the first two years.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2021
The 29-year old Linsley is coming off the best season of his career in 2020 where he helped the Packers to the NFC Championship Game and was named a First-Team All-Pro. According to PFF, his overall grade from the 2020 season was an 89.9, just a mere 0.1 from being a rare “elite” grade by their standards.
Originally a fifth-round pick out of Ohio State in 2014, Linsley has started all 99 games that he has played in at the NFL level. He now joins a Chargers offensive line that includes his former Packers teammate Bryan Bulaga and will be attempting a large overhaul throughout this offseason,