When the season ended in San Diego there was a sense of goodbye. That notion came true when President and CEO Dean Spanos announced that the Chargers would be leaving. The now Los Angeles Chargers, have some work to do. Will the change of scenery provide a winner? Can they attract players with their new coaching staff? Here are some free agent targets that may help as well.
Kenny Britt – WR
Britt would bring big play potential to the Los Angeles Chargers. That is something that they have been missing. Their normal big play receiver, Keenan Allen, have suffered some serious injuries. QB Phillip Rivers would love to have a player like Britt. A short move across town for Britt could benefit the Chargers.
Zach Brown – LB
Brown could add some much-needed leadership to a defense that struggled in 2016. The loss of Manti Te’o proved to be a bigger loss than expected. He is now a free agent. Therefore, adding a piece like Brown would improve the Los Angeles Chargers. He is only 27 years old and brings a toughness that is needed at the LB position.
Karl Klug – DT
Klug is a 28-year-old d-tackle that would fill a much-needed hole in Los Angeles. The Chargers need a run stopping defensive lineman. Klug would be just that. Klug only started 3 out of 14 games in 2016. He amassed 26 tackles and 1.5 sacks during that time. Although the stats were low Klug came on late in the season. He would be a valuable pickup for a team that is only $23 million under the cap.
D.J. Swearinger – S
The Los Angeles Chargers have many areas to fill. The issue is going to be their cap space. They are going to have to try and find some lesser valued free agents. Swearinger could come in as one of those guys. He is a young, 25-year-old hard-hitting safety. In 16 games last season he had 66 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 INTs. He would bring a much needed secondary presence to the Chargers. Something that they have not had since losing Eric Weddle.
The Los Angeles Chargers will need to get creative in spending money. However, they need to make some moves in order to fix a team that could not finish in 2016. New Head Coach Anthony Lynn has his work cut out for him in year one.