Like the Rams last season, the Chargers are taking their talents to Hollywood. A team that seems to always be decimated by injuries has a chance to start over again. New city, new year, new coaching staff. Phillip Rivers isn’t getting any younger but still has a lot left in the tank. The Chargers need a healthy offense for Rivers to thrive however. Keenan Allen is fantastic offensive weapon however he can’t stay on the field and Antonio Gates is an experienced veteran, to put it kindly. The offense did get a spark from second year running back Melvin Gordon after a rough rookie campaign. Losing Danny Woodhead is going to hurt but this draft is loaded at running back and can be addressed whenever they see fit.
Last season the Chargers had the third pick in the draft and used it on Joey Bosa. A slight reach at the time but could wind up being a star. Missing his first four games due to contract disputes he still won the defensive rookie of the year. Retaining sack artist Melvin Ingram even for one more year could be crucial for the development of the defense. They have made a few questionable decisions at offensive line however. If healthy this team has a fighters chance to contend for the division but with a new head coach it may take another year or two, which Rivers may not have.