Chargers Target New Running Back In Draft As Relocation Questions Linger


It was the second straight season that the San Diego Chargers finished 9-7, but they weren’t as lucky in 2014 as it did not result in a postseason position. The 2015 season will be the third under head coach Mike McCoy.

Philip Rivers is getting one of his main weapons back from injury, pass-catching running back Danny Woodhead. In Week 3, Woodhead suffered a leg and ankle injury that would keep him out of the entire season.

The Chargers held onto two key pieces, one of offense and one on defense. On offense, left tackle King Dunlap was resigned to keep protecting Rivers’ blindside. On defense, cornerback Brandon Flowers resigned with a four-year, $36 million contract. Coincidentally, when Pro Football Talk asked Dunlap what his first move would be if he were General Manager, Dunlap said he would resign Flowers.

San Diego had to resort to plan B when it came to the wide receiver position. Although the Chargers offered free agent wide receiver Andre Johnson more money than Indianapolis, Johnson chose to play with Andrew Luck and his former college teammate Frank Gore. The Chargers moved on by signing former Baltimore return specialist Jacoby Jones and San Francisco wide receiver Stevie Johnson. To shore up the offensive line, Denver guard Orlando Franklin was signed.

The free agents that were signed on defense were safety Jimmy Wilson, defensive end Ricardo Mathews, cornerback Patrick Robinson and defensive end Trevor Robinson.

After losing running back Ryan Mathews, the Chargers are projected to nab either Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley, both were running backs at Wisconsin and Georgia respectively.

It will be an interesting season for San Diego Chargers ticket prices, as the team has been rumored to be one of the franchises that would move to Los Angeles. But with the deals that Hipmunk.com provides, including hotels in San Diego from $31 and thousands of San Diego flights through most airlines, it will be difficult to pass up on a trip to San Diego to watch the Chargers play.

The Chargers are in a middling position and are looking for ways to sink or swim. Whether the team relocates or makes the jump from 9-7 into the postseason, the franchise needs a jolt (no pun intended) on or off the field.

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