The San Diego Chargers narrowly missed out on the playoffs despite their second straight 9-7 record, and they’re looking to upgrade their roster to get over that hump and into the postseason. However, the wrong signing could send them in the opposite direction. Here are the players they need to avoid his offseason:
DT Ndamukong Suh
San Diego doesn’t have a lot of cap space, and Suh will likely cost the Chargers anywhere from $27-30 million against the cap for his first two seasons, forcing San Diego to get rid of some of their key players. The Chargers have needs at several spots they need to address, and limiting themselves financially by signing Suh could set the team back a full year or two.
Crabtree hasn’t lived up to his status as the elite receiver over the past two season, but he has proven he could be a reliable weapon - which means some team will likely overpay him. However, his poor attitude and lack of leadership would make him just as toxic to the locker room. There are plenty of other options for the Chargers in free agency and in the draft that would fit better with the team.
DE Greg Hardy
This one is pretty obvious - taking a flyer on Hardy after his domestic violence charges were settled in a civil suit to invest even a fraction of Hardy’s $13 million franchise tag value from 2014 would come with intense scrutiny and major risk. The Chargers would like an upgrade on the defensive line, but San Diego will be better off finding 80-85% of his talent with 90% less baggage on the free agent market.
Back to the Los Angeles Chargers Newsfeed