3 Worst Chargers Contracts to Overcome This Offseason

The Los Angeles Chargers have some work to do over the offseason to clear up some cap space.

Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa against the
Jan 14, 2023; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Joey Bosa against the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Mike Williams, WR

Being under a new regime doesn't help receiver Mike Williams as we go into the 2024 offseason. Williams is heading into the final season of a three-year, $60 million deal. The Clemson product suffered a torn ACL in the Week 3 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

That is a tough pill to swallow for a player going into the last year of his deal. Williams has a $32.4 cap hit in 2024, the fourth-highest on the team. He is also 29 years old and will turn 30 during the next season.

Harbaugh is an offensive-minded coach and could certainly develop talent on that side of the field. It wouldn't surprise me if they decided to part ways with Williams and go in a different direction. Letting go of Williams could free up $20 million in salary cap.

The 2017 first-round pick has been a solid playmaker over the past seven seasons. He's compiled 309 receptions, 4,806 receiving yards, and 31 touchdowns. Williams also owns a good rapport with quarterback Justin Herbert.

Regardless of these numbers, it could be time for these two sides to go their separate ways. Williams will be looking to have a bounce-back campaign because he will be an unrestricted free agent in 2025.

Sadly for him, he is returning from a massive knee injury. No one knows how Williams be utilized in the new-look Charger offense. It could take time for him and the coaching staff to build some continuity. Especially since it's likely that he would miss OTAs, minicamp, and the majority of training camp as he rehabs his knee.

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