The Chargers are looking at the real threat of losing their Pro Bowl receiver, Vincent Jackson, to free agency.
The 6’5” man has been the staple of San Diego’s passing game and Philip Rivers' favorite deep-play threat.
Last season, Jackson played most of his games well below 100-percent fitness, and it showed, as the Chargers never seemed a real threat to go deep.
The run game cannot thrive without at least the bluff of the deep threat, and it ultimately caused Norv Turner’s team to miss the playoffs for the second year in a row.
Ward would be an acceptable replacement for the interim while they look for a long-term receiver. He does not have the speed he once had, but he is still able to go up and get the ball out the air, which is the way Rivers has thrown for years.
It would also be helpful to have player with winning playoff experience on the team.
The Chargers have been a failure over the past seven or eight years, as they are routinely picked for Super Bowl glory. However, their hopes always end in the playoffs, as they have never been able to perform consistently well in the postseason.
Not only should Ward help get them there, but his experience could come in handy to lead them to a championship.