Good morning, Chargers fans!
This morning, we’re kicking off a new week by discussing our favorite moves made by the Chargers this offseason. Whether it’s one of the team’s stellar additions during free agency or one of their eight draft picks this year, I want to hear all of your picks.
For me, it’s hard not to pick the addition of Khalil Mack. Yeah, yeah, there are some that think the Chargers are getting a washed version of Mack, but I just don’t see how that’s based in much fact. The guy has failed to play 16 games in a season just twice in his career. The first year he did not, he still started 13 games and the second year was 2021 where he posted six sacks and six tackles for loss in seven starts.
History would tell us he’s much more likely to play a full season and post great numbers than he is to be injured and end up a bust in Los Angeles.
Mack’s presence also gives the team a true bookend to Bosa, something the team hasn’t had for almost half a decade. Uchenna Nwosu was “fine” as a starter last year, but the prior few seasons with Melvin Ingram were far from what many would expect them to have been. Heck, in Ingram’s final season with the Chargers, he posted zero sacks and zero tackles for loss while making a fully-guaranteed $14 million.
After that debacle, the addition of Mack is just such an easy choice for me as the team’s best move. Signing J.C. Jackson is a close second, but the idea of Mack terrorizing opposing quarterbacks just gets the blood pumping much faster for me.
Now it’s your turn. Let me know which moves tops your list in the comments below!
And now for today’s links.
Corey Linsley talked up Justin Herbert in a recent radio interview (Chargers.com)
What will Morgan Fox bring to the Chargers (Chargers Wire)
Predicting the final standings for the AFC West in 2022 (Bolt Beat)
The three worst moves made by the Chargers this offseason (Bolt Beat)
Jadeveon Clowney is re-signing with the Browns (ESPN)
10 most impactful offseason trades (NFL.com)
Projecting all the starters in the NFC (NFL.com)
Six players poised for a breakout season in 2022 (CBS Sports)
Marquise Goodwin agreed to terms with the Seahawks (Pro Football Talk)
NFL owners growing closer to forcing a sale of the Commanders (Bleacher Report)