The Chargers improved their roster with an impressive 2019 draft class, but were the additions enough to impact their record prediction?
Bolt Beat staff members gave their record predictions for the Chargers prior to the 2019 NFL Draft, hoping to see changes along the offensive and defensive lines in particular to either maintain or increase their win total from last season. The draft class is in, but how did it affect the Chargers’ projected record?
Record : 12-4
The Chargers are coming off a 12-win regular season (plus another one in the playoffs) and have a great opportunity to exceed the great year they had. They are arguably the most talented team in the NFL, with an almost endless supply of playmakers top to bottom. Tom Telesco and company added some great pieces through free agency and the draft, especially to the defense. Jerry Tillery and Nasir Adderley can bring an immediate impact to a great defense that already features possibly the best safety in the league in Derwin James, and one of the best pass rushing duos in Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa. The Chargers are stacked with very talented, young skill players on both sides of the ball while also possessing proven veterans and captains in Thomas Davis and Philip Rivers. If the Chargers can stay healthy, they have a serious shot at winning the AFC West and controlling home field advantage for the playoffs. Last year’s disappointing finish could prove as a learning lesson and added experience for the bolts, which could be vital for making a deep run into February. Chargers fans should be extremely excited about this upcoming season.