Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt coached D.J Fluker his rookie year, but he’s going to see a different version of Fluker in 2016.
Aside from switching from tackle to guard after Whisenhunt’s departure, Fluker’s appearance will also make Whisenhunt look twice.
It’s the second time in less than a week where a Charger player has revealed losing weight. As you can see above, Fluker made some waves by posting a picture of himself on Instagram. There’s no official amount of how much weight he lost, but he looks very lean.
You know it’s a slow day at the office when you’re writing articles about another man’s weight, but this has some significance. Fluker was always a big guy. He originally weighed 355 pounds at the Senior Bowl. As an NFL player, he was listed at 339 pounds, according to NFL.com.
But now, Fluker looks somewhat like a different person. This is a good thing, though. The extra weight could have contributed to the injuries he’s suffered over the last two years. It especially doesn’t help to not have flexibility in the Chargers’ scheme, and the less stress on your joints the better.
Speaking of scheme, Fluker also might fit better in Whisenhunt’s offense. The interior of the line is important, and with the addition of one of the best pulling centers in Max Tuerk, look for these two to help pave the way for running back Melvin Gordon.
Or maybe Fluker’s just trying to impress the ladies. The constant playing of “Summer Sixteen” has manipulated him. Good going, Drake.