The Chargers aren’t done just yet.
According to insider Adam Schefter, the Bolts are signing former Steelers offensive lineman Matt Feiler to a three-year, $21 million deal. Feiler is reuniting with his former offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, who is now the assistant coach for the position with the Chargers.
Former Steelers OL Matt Feiler reached agreement on a three-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, per source. Chargers further strengthen O line.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2021
Originally an undrafted free agent out of Division II Bloomsburg University back in 2014, Feiler started his NFL career with the Texans before being claimed off waivers by the Steelers in September of 2015. After the Steelers traded offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert to the Cardinals prior to the 2019 season, Feiler won the competition to start at right tackle over Chukwuma Okorafor, Zach Banner, and Jerald Hawkins. He started all 16 games that year.
This past season Feiler was flipped to left guard and started 13 games before ending up on injured reserve December 14. Overall, he has started 40 total games in his career.
The addition of Feiler fills one of the starting guard spots and helps paint a clearer picture of what the Chargers need to do in this year’s draft. I believe left tackle in the first round is almost a foregone conclusion at this point, but time will tell. Either way, the 2021 offensive line is well on its’ way to looking a whole lot different.
Sorting free agent guards (minimum 50% snaps) by fewest pressures allowed:— Guilty As Charged Podcast (@GACPodcast17) March 12, 2021
1. Matt Feiler - 16
2. Joe Thuney - 17
3. Germain Ifedi - 25
4. Gabe Jackson - 26
5. Kevin Zeitler - 28
6. Denzelle Good - 29
7. Forrest Lamp - 38