Los Angeles Chargers free agency 2020: Top 5 targets

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Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 30: Tyler Eifert #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals catches a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

4. Tyler Eifert, Tight End

Hunter Henry will hit the open market this offseason coming off a successful campaign. He established himself as a major threat in the middle of the field. However, Henry suffered an injury that cost him several games.

He has missed at least one game in each of his first three years in the NFL. Henry doesn’t fit the category of injury prone, but it’s something to keep in mind.

The Chargers might find that his price tag becomes a little too steep on the open market. A cheaper option would be the veteran Tyler Eifert. He’s someone who comes with his own injury history, but was actually able to suit up for all 16 games last year.

This move would likely represent a step back in production as Eifert has clearly lost a step. However, Los Angeles might find themselves in a situation where they need to prioritize a different position.

It’s possible that Eifert is someone the Chargers target even if they are able to bring Henry back into the mix. Lance Kendricks is also a free agent which leaves Virgil Green as the only tight end under contract at the moment. Green’s more of a blocker and offers little in the passing game.