The NFL trade deadline is approaching fast. On November 2nd, all trades must be completed. Let’s take a look at two trades the Los Angeles Chargers must make to improve its roster ahead of the deadline.

The Chargers started off the season playing very well through Week 7. They sit at 4-2 and lead the AFC West division. They are currently in a bye week, so this is a perfect time for the management to go out and acquire more help. The Bolts are in need of some defensive help. The offense is playing well and scoring points, (besides last week against the Ravens), so a trade for a top-tier defensive tackle and a running-stopping linebacker should propel them to the top.

There are a handful of players that they could go out and get, but two stick out the most.

Before we mention the names, we must go back through history. There have been just a handful of times where the Chargers have gone out and traded for a player midseason. It is extremely rare for them, they just don’t trade for anyone. Since Tom Telesco started as a GM for the Chargers, he’s only made two trades during the season. He traded away Desmond King to the Tennessee Titans in 2020, and Dontrelle Inman to the Chicago Bears in 2017. He has yet to trade for a player during his tenure.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the two players he must trade for prior to the NFL trade deadline.

 

2. Javon Hargrave, DT: Philadelphia Eagles

Javon Hargrave is playing like one of the best defensive linemen in all of football this season. He currently leads everyone in pass rush win-rate according to Next-Gen stats. He is playing elite football, but it is for a 1-5 team.