3 Chargers Most Likely to Be Traded This Offseason

The Los Angeles Chargers will go through plenty of changes this offseason, including the likely departures of key figures.

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The 2023 Los Angeles Chargers were one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL. The team entered the season laden with high-end veteran talent but ended the season with a 5-12 record. This understandably cost plenty of people their jobs including the general manager and the head coach.

Now, it's time for a fresh start in Los Angeles. Yet, not every member of the Bolts is going to benefit from the fresh start. Some prominent players will be salary cap casualties or be traded because of their underwhelming performance last season. Here are the three likeliest Chargers to be moved this offseason.

Mike Williams

It's not clear how much trade value a 29-year-old wide receiver coming off a torn ACL has. But the Chargers need to do everything they can to move on from Williams, who has a $32.4 million cap hit for 2024. Trading Williams would free up $20 million in cap space for the Chargers, making it a no-brainer move.

If Williams isn't traded, the Bolts will still likely part ways with him due to their challenging salary cap situation.

However, Williams should still have some value around the league. In 2023, he only played in three games but was a very productive wideout before that. As recently as 2022, he had 895 receiving yards in only 13 games, despite being behind Keenan Allen in the pecking order.

There are plenty of teams around the NFL who need that level of production. They will likely not give up a first or second-round pick for him, but a mid-round draft pick would certainly be a possibility. It's time for the Chargers to move on and get younger in the receiver room.