Chargers Trying to Poach Offensive Weapon From AFC West Rival

The Los Angeles Chargers have their eyes on a Super Bowl-winning playmaker from a divisional rival.
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The Los Angeles Chargers entered a new era this offseason with the hiring of Joe Hortiz as the general manager and Jim Harbaugh as the head coach. This was followed by the departures of key veterans like Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Austin Ekeler, thinning out the high-end talent on the offensive side of the ball.

Justin Herbert certainly can't be thrilled with the developments of the offseason. All of a sudden, he lacks the offensive firepower to really be a dangerous offense next season. The Bolts are scouring the market right now to give their star signal-caller some pass-catchers to work with. And they may have found a two-time Super Bowl winner from a divisional rival.

Chargers Rumors: Los Angeles Interested in WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Chargers have their eyes on Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who spent the last two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Despite being heavily criticized by Chiefs fans at times for his dropped balls and simple mistakes, MVS continues to be a serious deep threat, averaging over 15 yards per reception in each of his six seasons in the league. He also consistently steps up in big games as he put up three postseason touchdowns for Kansas City over the last two seasons.

Valdez-Scantling provides the speed and experience that the current Chargers receiver group lacks. At age 29, he could be had on a one-year veteran contract and MVS certainly has the ability to outplay that deal. With limited cap space, the Chargers could do much worse.

The Chargers (+350) are starting next season behind the Chiefs (-220) in odds of winning the AFC West. Signing MVS will not shift these odds, so the Bolts need to do a lot more around draft time to give themselves a chance.

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