A favorite in the AFC West for the first time in years, the Los Angeles Chargers will use training camp to find the best 53-man roster to help win the division and perhaps, much more.
The Chargers have opened camp in Costa Mesa with a lot of optimism behind them. Philip Rivers will lead the charge and what could be the team’s best defense in ages is ready to take this team to the promised land.
But of course, it takes a complete team to win it all, such as what we saw with the Philadelphia Eagles last season.
Every player is hoping to get as many reps in practice as possible, hoping that will lead to more and more snaps once the regular season starts. But of course, only 53 out of the 90 players in Costa Mesa are going to make the final roster.
Some of these position battles will decide who should be higher on the depth chart while others will decide which player makes the team and which is hoping to be chosen for a role on the team’s practice squad.
The Chargers have five interesting camp battles that will take place over the next month. The player who performs better in those practices and preseason games will end up with the better spot on the roster.
If you attend camp, make sure to keep a close eye on each of these. Does the coaching staff see things the same way you do?
So here are those battles, in no particular order.