Chargers rank No. 1 in Gregg Rosenthal’s “watchability rankings”

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Philip Rivers
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 26: Philip Rivers /

The hype continues to grow for the Los Angeles Chargers.’s Gregg Rosenthal is a believer in the Chargers.

Why’s that? Well, he has the Chargers as his top must-watch team heading in 2017, followed by the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys. Here’s why Rosenthal put the Bolts at No. 1:

“Unlike the rest of this tier, the Chargers have little recent success to build off. They are playing in a converted soccer stadium in a city whose love they will have to earn. There are weaknesses (offensive line and injury luck) that could sink the entire enterprise, but this is the best team Rivers has been gifted since LaDainian Tomlinson was in the backfield. Rivers is a Hall of Fame quarterback ready to make a sentimental, potentially awkward ride in a new city. Who’s with me?”

I’m with you, Gregg. Like Rosenthal mentioned in his article, the Chargers have an influx of young talent to go with Philip Rivers, including running back Melvin Gordon, wide receivers Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams and tight end Hunter Henry. Also, the Chargers have sneakily built a solid defense, one that’s led by 2016 Defensive Player of the Year Joey Bosa.

Rosenthal is not the only one high on the Chargers, as one CBS Sports’ analyst has them going to the Super Bowl in their recent predictions.

You wanna get nuts? Let's get nuts.

— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 4, 2017

With so much exposure as of late and confidence in a team that has finished last in the AFC West the past two seasons, I asked whether or not the Chargers are overrated or underrated going into the 2017 season.

I will say that if the Bolts can stay relatively healthy (which they currently are) and are able to come away with W’s in those close games (something they haven’t been able to do), then I’m all in on the 2017 Los Angeles Chargers.