3 Former Chargers Los Angeles Should Sign for a Reunion in Free Agency

The Los Angeles Chargers should look to bring back these familiar faces in free agency to take a step forward next season.
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EDGE Kyle Van Noy

The Chargers have their share of aging linebackers on the roster. Khalil Mack and Joey Bosa are two of the most elite edge rushers in the game, at least on paper. 

Mack miraculously had his career season in 2023 while Bosa failed to stay on the field due to repeated injuries. They are also the two highest-paid players on the Chargers’ roster.

If Mack carries his level of play from last season into 2024 and Bosa stays healthy, the Chargers will have a formidable duo. However, due to the uncertainty of their age and injury risks as well their contract situations, the Bolts need reinforcements. 

Plus, you can never have too many pass rushers on the roster. Especially ones with the veteran experience and consistent production of Kyle Van Noy. 

Despite being 32, Van Noy had one of the best seasons of his career, finishing with nine sacks, nine tackles for loss, and nine QB hits in 14 games with the Baltimore Ravens. He played over half of the snaps for one of the best defensive teams in the league.

The year prior, Van Noy was one of the most impactful defenders for the Chargers, contributing to the late-season turnaround that helped carry them to the playoffs. He recorded a sack in five straight games down the stretch while providing valuable leadership. He was signed to play inside linebacker before moving to the outside after Joey Bosa’s injury. 

This versatility, combined with his two-time Super Bowl-winning experience makes him a valuable addition on a short-term deal for the Chargers. 

The Los Angeles Chargers currently have the second-best odds (+370) in the AFC West to win their division. They need all the help they can get in free agency to help bolster their odds to make some noise next season.

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