According to a report by NFL insider Adam Schefter on Friday afternoon, the Chargers are currently attempting to shop right guard Trai Turner ahead of this year’s free agency period. Turner was acquired prior to the 2020 season via a trade with the Panthers that sent former left tackle Russell Okung to Carolina.
During his six-year tenure with the Panthers, Turner was nominated to the Pro Bowl in his first five professional seasons. In his lone year thus far with the Bolts, Turner struggled with a lingering groin injury that limited him to just nine starts.
Chargers are actively shopping former Pro-Bowl guard Trai Turner, per source. It looks like he will be traded or released in the near future. He’s due $11.5 million this season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2021
Even when healty, Turner unfortunately didn’t look the part of a former five-time Pro Bowler, but again, groin injuries are no fun. Despite having a legitimate reason for his downturn in play, his price tag of $11.5 million in 2021 is not ideal and the team doesn’t seem to want to risk that much money on a player who may not be as available as they need him to be.
With three other starting lineman possibly hitting the market later this month in Sam Tevi, Forrest Lamp, Dan Feeney, the Chargers offensive line could see another huge revamp heading into next season.