The Chargers imports look very good
Each AFC West team hoped to solidify their rosters with blockbuster moves this offseason in an effort to catch the Chiefs. After watching K.C. win six straight titles, it makes sense why every general manager would throw something at the wall and say, “Go all in!” to his staff. However, such moves don’t always work out as intended.
We have yet to see how Davante Adams will work out for the Las Vegas Raiders or how Russell Wilson will end up faring for the Denver Broncos. But what we have seen firsthand is that the trade for Khalil Mack and the signings of J.C. Jackson, Austin Johnson, Sebastian Joseph-Day, Kyle Van Noy, and Bryce Callahan have worked out rather well.
Mack began the season with 3 sacks and 7 pressures on Derek Carr in a season-opening win over the Raiders. He continued to wreak havoc on the edge against the Chiefs all night long and teams with Joey Bosa for an incredible pass-rushing tandem. The others also made key plays throughout the night and this entire defensive unit looks like they could be trouble all season long.
Not all free agent splurges work out, but the Chargers’ veteran acquisitions look good so far.