The Los Angeles Chargers could be losing a few key contributors in the offseason.
Not only are these players a big part of their offense, but they are fan favorites as well.
#Chargers star Keenan Allen, and TE Gerald Everett are "most likely" cuts for the team, per @danielrpopper
LAC can save $14.8 million in cap space by releasing Allen and $4.25 million by cutting Everett.
The Chargers are currently $23.4M over the cap.https://t.co/VIhDsNWaba pic.twitter.com/dJyUcGS7Nx
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 6, 2023
Keenan Allen and Gerald Everett are the most likely cap casualties for the Chargers, considering that they contribute to almost $20 million in cap space.
Allen was the third leading receiver for the Chargers in 2022, and Everett was the fifth.
If they are to get cut or traded, the team will need to replace two high-impact players, not only for the team as a whole but for Justin Herbert as well.
Herbert has continued to grow as a passer, and Allen and Everett’s reliability are some of the reasons for his continued success.
The team may have to go back to the drawing board, either looking to the draft for a receiver or targeting free agency for a few budget weapons.
2022 marked the first time that the Chargers have made the playoffs since 2018.
Even though they ended up losing that game, it was a step in the right direction.
The worst thing for the Chargers would be to take another step back, which is likely what would happen if both Allen and Everett leave.
From a historical lens, teams have been creative when navigating their cap situation, which is something that the Chargers could explore if they want to retain at least one of these players.
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