The Chargers had a rollercoaster at the running back position due to numerous injuries in the 2020 season. During last offseason, they rewarded Austin Ekeler with a four-year contract extension, and he became the man in the back field.
The veteran isn’t far removed from being a dominant force in the NFL. The Broncos made a notable, yet unsurprising, move on Thursday morning when thye announced the release of veteran defensive tackle Jurrell Casey.
The LA Chargers head into the 2021 NFL Draft with less speculation than last year. Last year, the team had to make the big decision of picking their next franchise quarterback, and while Justin Herbert fell into their lap, they ended up with the best quarterback of the bunch.
There is still about two months before the NFL, so it is mock draft time around the league. NFL Draft Bible released their three-round mock draft and had some interesting takes on whom the Chargers should draft.
The main focus for the LA Chargers at the tight end position this offseason is retaining Hunter Henry. Whether it be with the franchise tag or a new contract, the Chargers should be hard-pressed to bring back one of Justin Herbert’s favorite targets.
The main objective for the LA Chargers this offseason has to be building up the offensive line. The team cannot afford to let Justin Herbert get pressured as much as he was in 2021 and not being aggressive with the offensive line this offseason is a failure.
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley became a hot candidate this offseason because of his work as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. But one of Staley’s most important tasks in his new job is continuing the development of Justin Herbert.
The Bolts are unsurprisingly trying to fix the special teams unit heading into 2021. The Chargers have been infamous for trotting out one of the worst special teams units in the entire NFL for the better part of the past decade.
The Chargers had an interesting 2020 when it comes to the quarterback position. One of the best franchise quarterbacks Philip Rivers signs with the Indianapolis Colts, Tyrod Taylor was slated to start, and the team drafted Justin Herbert sixth overall out of the University of Oregon.
Four players with a Staley connection that could find their way to Chargers this offseason. In his short four years in the NFL, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley has had the opportunity to work with a wealth of elite defensive players in the NFL.
The LA Chargers have a very important offseason ahead of them. The decisions that Tom Telesco and co. make this offseason will shape the future of the team and whether or not they can realize the Super Bowl potential while having Justin Herbert on his rookie contract.
Most of the attention in free agency goes to the guys getting top dollar. Hunter Henry will likely be landing top tight end money this offseason while many other free agents land deals between $10-20 million per year.
The Bolts carry over the 15th-highest total in cap space from 2020. This past week, the NFL Player’s Association announced the 2020 cap carryover for each of the 32 franchises and the Chargers are currently bringing over the 15th-most cap space at $8.1 million.
Brady didn't have to learn a new offense until this past season, and he flourished. If Herbert can successfully navigate a new offense, maybe the Chargers will make the playoffs for the first time since 2018.