The Los Angeles Chargers have done a lot of work this offseason restructuring contracts to open up cap space. It is certainly a risk pushing the money down the line, but the Chargers should be doing everything they can to maximize their spending with Justin Herbert still on a rookie contract.
Thus far, Los Angeles has been relatively quiet when it comes to spending that money. The only player that they have signed away from another team is linebacker Eric Kendricks, who will hopefully help shore up the team’s rushing defense.
But, it shouldn’t be long until they are dipping back into the free agent market. One player to keep an eye on when it comes to the offensive side of the ball is tight end, Dalton Schultz. According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, the Chargers are one of the teams that have shown interest in the well-rounded tight end.
Alas, the price currently is too high for their liking, which could be part of the reason that Schultz hasn’t been signed yet. A big draw of joining the Chargers would be getting to work with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who left the Dallas Cowboys this offseason and headed out west.
Schultz has spent the first five seasons of his career with the Cowboys but could be on the move this offseason. After receiving the franchise tag during the 2022 offseason, Dallas opted to use the tag this year on running back Tony Pollard.
2022 was a bit of a down year for Schultz, as he dealt with injuries and Dak Prescott being out of the lineup limited his production as well. But when healthy, he showed why he is one of the better all-around tight ends in the NFL.
With the Chargers, he would combine with Gerald Everett to make one of the better tight end duos in the NFL. Both are good pass-catchers and get the job done as blockers in the running game. With Austin Ekeler being permitted to seek a trade, Los Angeles could be in the market for another playmaker on offense and Schultz would certainly qualify.