Need #1: Quarterback

The Philip Rivers era is over and the Chargers need to find a long term answer at the position... unless Tom Brady is interested.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Tom Brady, Jameis Winston, Teddy Bridgewater
  • Draft: Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jacob Eason, Jordan Love

Need #2: Running Back

Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler are free agents, if Ekeler is retained (as expected) but Gordon departs, the Chargers may need to add a complimentary back.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Austin Ekeler, Melvin Gordon, Derrick Henry, Matt Breida, Kareem Hunt, Jonathan Howard
  • Draft: Jonathan Taylor, J.K. Dobbins, D'Andre Swift

Need #3: Offensive Tackle

Aging LT Russell Okung could be an offseason cap casualty and RT Sam Tevi is upgradeable. Trey Pipkins may be a long term solution at one spot, but another OT is still needed.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Jack Conklin, Daryl Williams, Halapoulivaati Vaitai
  • Draft: Jedrick Wills Jr, Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, Mekhi Becton, Josh Jones

Need #4: Tight End

Hunter Henry is set to become a free agent and the Chargers don't have an obvious replacement for him, there TE depth chart in general is meek.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Hunter Henry, Austin Hooper, Eric Ebron, Blake Jarwin, Jacob Hollister
  • Draft:  Brycen Hopkins, Cole Kmet, Hunter Bryant

Need #5: Defensive Tackle

The Chargers got a combined 0 sacks out of their starting DTs (Brandon Mebane and Justin Jones). While 2019 1st rounder Jerry Tillery offers hope for the future, the team still needs an upgrade next to him.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Chris Jones, Arik Armstead, DJ Reader, Leonard Williams, Javon Hargrave, Maliek Collins, Michael Brockers, Quinton Jefferson, Timmy Jernigan.
  • Draft: Derrick Brown, Javon Kinlaw, Ross Blacklock, Neville Gallimore

Need #6: Cornerback

Starting outside corner Casey Hayward is excellent and slot corner Desmond King it too talented not to bounce back from a down 2019, but at least one new starter is needed.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Byron Jones, James Bradberry, Chris Harris, and Bradley Roby, Jalen Mills, Ronald Darby, Josh Norman, Aqib Talib
  • Draft: Jeffrey Okudah, Bryce Hall, A.J Terrell, Jeff Gladney.

Need #7: Offensive Guard

Right Guard Dan Feeney hasn't been good since his rookie year in 2017. Left Guard Michael Schofield is a free agent, while former 2nd rounder Forrest Lamp can't seem to get on the field due to injury. A new addition could help solidify this very unstable unit.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Joe Thuney, Brandon Scherff, Graham Glasgow, Greg Van Roten, Austin Peat, Ereck Flowers
  • Draft: Solomon Kindley, Shane Lemieux, Tyler Biadasz, Nick Harris.

Need #8: Wide Receiver

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams make up a dangerous WR duo, but the Chargers have next to nothing behind them.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Emmanuel Sanders, Randall Cobb, Danny Amendola, Paul Richardson, Devin Funchess
  • Draft: Jalen Reagor, KJ Hamler