ESPN Thinks Chargers are 'Best Fit' for Unhappy Star Seeking Trade

ESPN thinks the Los Angeles Chargers are a great option for a disgruntled star player.
Apr 2, 2024; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at press conference
Apr 2, 2024; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers coach Jim Harbaugh speaks at press conference / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Chargers have undergone so much change this offseason. It started at the top of the organization with Joe Hortiz and Jim Harbaugh taking control of the roster.

They had to make some tough decisions as they were hard-pressed to get under the cap for 2024. That led to them releasing WR Mike Williams and trading away Keenan Allen to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round pick.

With a clear hole at WR, the Chargers decided to draft WRs Ladd McConkey, Brenden Rice, and Cornelius Johnson in the 2024 NFL Draft.

They could still use another dynamic difference maker and ESPN named the Chargers as the best fit for an unhappy star player.

Chargers News: Los Angeles Named As The Best Fit For Cincinnati's Tee Higgins

ESPN's Matt Bowen released an article (subscription needed) naming the best fits for the remaining free agents. He added in an extra section and named the Chargers as the best fit for Cincinnati WR Tee Higgins via trade.

"And if Higgins -- who requested a trade this offseason -- does get moved before the start of the 2024 season, he would immediately upgrade the Chargers' offense as a three-level target for quarterback Justin Herbert."

Matt Bowen, ESPN

He added, "With a pass game that will be heavily schemed and include play-action elements under new coach Jim Harbaugh, the Chargers could create both isolation matchups and open voids for Higgins to produce."

Higgins has asked the Bengals for a new contract but both sides have failed to agree to terms.

The former Clemson standout is known for being a contested catch beast with strong hands at the catch point. He's gone over 1,000 yards twice in his career, totaling 3,684 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns in four seasons.

If the Chargers acquired the 25-year-old, they would have to give him a massive extension but he's worth the investment. Higgins would immediately become the No. 1 option in the passing game and would give Justin Herbert a dominant pass catcher.

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