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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4. Jerry Tillery, Defensive Tackle

Speaking of young linemen in the draft, Chargers fans probably don't want to hear anything about Jerry Tillery.

The 2019 draft bust got his fair shot at starting for the Chargers after being selected with the No. 28 overall pick, but he just never lived up to any of the hype. But after being waived by the Chargers, Tillery actually started to show some real promise with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Finally playing well for a division rival didn't earn him any more fans in L.A., but winning cures everything. If he came back to the Chargers and played well he would immediately be forgiven.

Tillery's 67.7 PFF grade in 2023 was by far the highest mark of his career. After struggling with missed tackles for much of his early career he finally shored up that area while also excelling as a pass-rusher and recording 29 pressures in just 283 pass rush snaps. His previous career high was 35 pressures, but that was from 2020, when he had 466 pass rush snaps.

At 27 years old it's not unrealistic to believe he has finally turned a corner, and Tillery could be a nice rotational player on the interior of the Chargers' defensive line.