Los Angeles Chargers
You may read elsewhere that the Chargers have the most cap space in the NFL this offseason. This is completely false. In fact, Los Angeles isn’t in the top-ten teams with cap room this offseason. That doesn’t mean that Los Angeles doesn’t have the money to spend on Bobby Wagner because they do.
Wagner is not going to get paid $20 million by anyone next year. When a player of his age (he will be 32 years old in Week 1 of 2022) is let go by a team that doesn’t make another team overpay for his services. Wagner will probably make somewhere around $12 million (just a guess!) for next season.
All that said, Wagner is still a very good player and one who will add to the Chargers talent pool, and Los Angeles, with correct coaching and direction, is pretty close to making a long run in the playoffs. They have a good young quarterback on a rookie deal so the Chargers Super Bowl window is now.
Oddly, adding Wagner to the Chargers would mean that both future Hall of Famers (Russell Wilson and Wagner) that Seattle let go last week would be in the same division – AFC West – in 2022. But if Wagner wants to join a team with a decent chance of getting to the playoffs and making noise once there, Los Angeles could be the team.