"I've made it really clear, I'm not here to just rebuild," Okung said Tuesday during his introductory press conference, via the team website's Zach Goins. "I'm here to win, and I'm here to win right now."
"I think, if anything, those that were brought in are just going to make us better, a more talented team," Okung said.
In particular, Okung was excited about opening holes for McCaffrey and the generosity that might well follow with the young back's new bank account.
"What a talent. What a real talent," Okung said of McCaffrey. "He is a playmaker. He makes plays all over the field.
"I heard he loves offensive linemen, so I look forward to a good Christmas gift from him."
As Okung looks forward, he also left his three seasons with the Chargers behind him and bid them no ill will. Offering some insight into the situation, he mentioned that he had talked with coach Anthony Lynn beforehand and him leaving L.A. was a transaction that had long been in motion.
"It was a conversation that the head coach, Anthony Lynn, and I had been having for some time," Okung said. "Some things just didn't work out and it came down to me being traded."
"I'm excited. I can't wait to see what we're going to do this year, whenever that starts," Okung said. "I think they made a great decision going out to get me, and I'm happy with where I am."