3 Chargers Free Agents Who Could Still Re-Sign With Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chargers should bring back these free agents to help them get back to the playoffs.
Aug 25, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA;  Los Angeles Chargers center Will Clapp (76) walks out
Aug 25, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers center Will Clapp (76) walks out / Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Mike Williams

There's buzz around a potential Chargers-Mike Williams reunion, and that would make a ton of sense for L.A.

Releasing Williams had nothing to do with who he is as a player and everything to do with the absolutely ridiculous contract he was playing on. Hortiz and Harbaugh couldn't keep that contract on the books, but they could absolutely benefit from keeping Williams in the offense.

Returning from a serious injury like an ACL tear means that Williams will likely be willing to accept an inexpensive, short-term contract to prove that he's still able to play at a high level. So there's not much risk there for L.A..

The upside, as we've seen in years past, is clear. Williams averaged 9.6 yards per target across his three games in 2023, which is exactly what he had averaged in 2022. For context, that would have tied him for No. 17 among all qualifying wide receivers in 2023. It's not like that's a flukey number either, as his career average sits at 9.4 yards per target.

Williams' chemistry with Justin Herbert is undeniable, and even if L.A. wants to take a guy like Malik Nabers in the NFL Draft, a low-risk high-reward contract for Williams would make a ton of sense to give this offense even more upside.

The Chargers currently have the second-best odds (+370) in the AFC West to win their division, obviously behind the Kansas City Chiefs. They will hope that their free agency moves pay dividends to get back to postseason football.

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