3 Free Agents the Chargers Should Sign Before Mandatory Minicamp

The Los Angeles Chargers still have a few holes they need to fill before the mandatory minicamp. They should consider these still-available free agents.
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J.C. Jackson, CB

Another position of need for the Chargers is the cornerback. The Bolts signed Kristian Fulton in free agency and he is projected to start opposite of Asante Samuel JR. to begin the season. Their depth behind them is highly questionable with unproven guys like Ja'Sir Taylor and fifth-round pick Cam Hart as the primary backups.

A veteran option there would make a big difference. There are solid choices on the market like Xavien Howard and Stephon Gilmore but they likely have many suitors and will warrant bigger contracts.

J.C. Jackson is obviously not the same caliber of player as those two and Chargers fans already have a bad taste in their mouths from the last time they signed him. However, on a minimum, one-year deal, the Chargers could do worse than bring back the veteran defender.

The Chargers had signed Jackson to a five-year, $82.5 million deal back in the 2022 offseason. That contract turned out to be an utter disaster as he was eventually benched for Michael Davis, leading to his trade in the middle of the 2023 season. The Patriots released Jackson back in March and the 28-year-old is still available on the market.

Jackson was one of the best corners in the league as recently as 2021. He has had injuries since then but he is only 28 years old. It's not like the Chargers have amazing depth options there. He is worth a flyer.