If you’re wondering what the Chargers’ plans are for the rest of the season, you’ll find answers in this article. The biggest question facing the Chargers this year is whether Melvin Gordon will be a limited free agent or a full-time agent. Austin Ekeler is also testing the waters of free agency. But before we get into that, let’s take a closer look at each player. Let’s start with RB Austin Ekeler. He has had a great start, and is likely to make close to 11,000,000 a year.
Melvin Gordon is not playing for the Chargers
The Chargers are determined to bring Melvin Gordon back. Gordon had a disappointing rookie season and will be looking to improve. The Chargers have yet to host the first round pick in 2015. However, the team is confident that Gordon will be back this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. The question is: How long will it take for him to get back on the field?
Gordon’s contract situation was not the only factor that influenced his decision to leave the team. Gordon was not responsible for the lack of production. The lack of production by rookies is a common phenomenon and can be blamed on many factors. Gordon’s first year performance was not enough to win him a $10million contract. He was reportedly unhappy with the situation with the Chargers.
Mike Williams set to be a free agent
The Los Angeles Chargers have to decide where to sign wide receiver Mike Williams, who is now a free agent. If they want to keep him, they will likely have to pay a large check, but they may use the franchise tag instead, which would pay Williams $18.5 million this season, which will count against the team’s salary cap. Williams is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Chargers, but a bigger deal may be in the cards.
Williams was the seventh overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft. He is not as explosive and has high potential when he is healthy. In 2021, he played well and had a career-best season. Looking ahead, he will look to build on that success in 2022. Williams, who is listed as a free agent by the Chargers, is expected to sign a contract before the season ends.
Austin Ekeler restricted free agent
It’s no surprise that the Los Angeles Chargers landed a four-year, $24.5 million deal with running back Austin Ekeler. It’s Ekeler’s first major contract after making peanuts for the past three years. He’s a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, and he’s expected to make around that much during the next three years.
In his rookie season, Austin Ekeler caught 26 of his 31 targets for 273 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged almost eight yards per reception and had an 8.8 yardage per target. He was a Western Colorado college football player so he isn’t like most NFL running backs. Since 2010, only four running backs younger than 20 have been drafted in the fourth round.
The Chargers would love to have Melvin Gordon back, but the two sides were unable to reach a deal last year. The Chargers still hold Henry’s franchise tag, but the team is now focusing on other free agents. Even though Adrian Phillips, the defensive back, has not signed Gordon, he is still a valuable part of the defense and special team. Although Melvin Gordon, running back for the Chargers, lost significant leverage after the Ekeler trades, he could be back with the team at the right price.