The Chargers’ starting guard Louis Vasquez has decided to test the free agency waters and it’s unlikely that he’ll re-sign with San Diego. With that, the Chargers will need to find a new guy to fill that spot, along with many other spots on the offensive line. They could go to the draft and try to get a guy like Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper but should they look to free agency first? And if they do, will they give the Bills’ Andy Levitre a solid look?
The Chargers new offensive line coach, Joe D’Allisandres, came from Buffalo where he coached Levitre and had a solid run game with CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson. With D’Allisandres on the staff and looking to build a line to protect franchise quarterback Philip Rivers, Levitre would be one of the most solid free agent signings the Chargers could make happen.
Levitre only allowed half a sack last season in 16 games. He’s only allowed 11.5 sacks over his four-year career and only allowed more than 3.5 during one season in 2011. He’s a solid guard who doesn’t get penalized a whole lot. He was only called for holding once last season.
Levitre makes the most sense this off-season when the Chargers hit free agency. They’ll likely draft a top-tier tackle in April, so why not grab a great guard in free agency?
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