Good morning, Chargers fans!
There has been considerable chatter over which trade targets the Chargers could be keeping an eye on. Kyle Pitts is a name that has come up frequently, but it’s rare a player of such high draft pedigree and talent is given up on so quickly. Van Jefferson quickly popped up on everyone’s radar, before coincidentally going to Pitt’s Falcons.
Today, it was announced by Jeremy Fowler of ESPN that the Jets were exploring a possible trade for Mecole Hardman. Some Chargers pundits and fans immediately linked him as a possible target for the Bolts, going so far as to label him as a perfect fit.
It’s fair to point out that Hardman spent four seasons playing for the Chiefs, catching passes from the leagues top quarterback, and averaged just four touchdowns a season a scratch over 500 yards per season in that time. That production seems fairly replacement-level, so is it likely Hardman would make a significant impact on this roster?
What do you think, BFTB? Is Hardman someone you’d want to target?
And now for today’s links.
Mecole Hardman is being shopped... is he a perfect trade target for the Bolts? (Bolt Beat)
Justin Herbert is on one pundit’s short list for MVP through the first quarter of the season (Chargers.com)
Catch a quick Q&A with Jennifer Rojas, and celebrate Latino Heritage Month! (Chargers.com)
Justin Herbert practices with glove on injured hand (Charger Report)
Just realized something…yet another Justin Herbert Anakin Skywalker parallel.— Dizzy ⚡️ (@dizzy_huerta) October 3, 2023
We bout to get Revenge of the Sith J Herbo. pic.twitter.com/1MBJrTPz39
Sean Payton says the Broncos aren’t actively “selling” (NFL.com)
Van Jefferson traded from the Rams to the Falcons (NFL.com)
CBS Power Rankings suggest Bill Belichick is on the hot seat (CBS NFL)
Overreaction? Could the Dolphins be better than the “Greatest Show on Turf?” (CBS NFL)
Aaron Rodgers throws out a vaxx debate challenge to Travis Kelce (Pro Football Talk)
Is Brady’s TB12 fitness brand contracting? (Pro Football Talk)