4 potential landing spots for Brandon Scherff in 2022 free agency
By Jerry Trotta
2. Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers should be ashamed that they have a top-five quarterback talent in Justin Herbert and didn’t make the playoffs.
The offensive line obviously isn’t all to blame for that. An inability to stop the run on defense and some questionable head-coaching in high-leverage situations were arguably the biggest contributors to their downfall.
The good news for Chargers fans is that the front office has showed a willingness to protect Hebert by investing in the offensive line. Last offseason, they went out and added Corey Linsley and Bryan Bulaga in free agency before they drafted Rashawn Slater to be heir left tackle of the future.
While Linsley and Slater panned out, Bulaga looked ready for retirement, meaning LA has needs at both right tackle and guard. Speaking strictly in terms of the guard position, the Chargers have three players set to hit free agency, including Michael Schofield, Senio Kelemete and Storm Norton.
While Los Angeles has more important positions to address, they’re expected to be equipped with the most cap space of any team in the NFL at $72.595 million, so they should be able to afford Scherff without breaking a sweat.