A 6-foot-8 performer who joined the Chargers after being part of the XFL’s second go-round, Parham has been with the team for the past three seasons. He has played an auxiliary role for the Bolts in that span, totaling seven touchdown receptions.
Operating as one of the NFL’s tallest players, Parham posted three TDs apiece in 2020 and ’21. Last season, a hamstring injury limited the complementary pass catcher. Parham missed 11 games last season, limiting him to 10 receptions for 130 yards.
The Chargers have thus far chosen to run it back with their cadre of receiving options, re-signing Parham and seeing GM Tom Telesco take Keenan Allen out of play as a trade chip. The Bolts have been connected to Dalton Schultz. That move would likely mean parting with current starter Gerald Everett, whom the team can release to create $4.25MM in cap space.
Regardless of the Chargers’ plans involving their first-string tight end, they will continue to develop Parham as a backup option.