5 Low-Cost Free Agents the Chargers Must Target

The Chargers are looking to add impact free agents on a budget, and that makes these five players the perfect targets.

Feb 1, 2024; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at an introductory
Feb 1, 2024; Inglewood, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at an introductory / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Chargers are working hard to free up salary cap space, and that means we shouldn't expect any big, splashy free-agent signings.

But Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz are still working hard to find cost-effective players that can make an impact on lesser contracts. And there are still plenty of underrated players available on the market who fit the bill.

Signing these low-cost free agents should be the Chargers' top priority now that the early free agent rush has settled.

1. Hunter Renfrow, Wide Receiver

Mike Williams is gone and for all we know Keenan Allen could be next. It's not great the wide receiver is such a massive need just one year after spending a first-round pick on Quentin Johnston, but here we are.

Even with Williams' departure, one area the Chargers can afford to ignore at WR is the outside field-stretcher role. Johnston had a 12.9 yard average depth of target (aDOT) last year, and Josh Palmer wasn't far behind at 11.4 yards. That puts them firmly in the role that saw Williams average between 11.6 and 12.0 over the last three seasons.

But the Chargers are short on receivers who can work short-yardage routes — especially if Keenan Allen is going elsewhere.

Hunter Renfrow saw his role fall off over the last couple years for the Las Vegas Raiders, but even so he was still an incredibly reliable slot option that excelled at moving the chains when called upon.