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Los Angeles Chargers season destiny revealed

By Dennis J. Hassell
Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – AUGUST 08: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers during the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Bald Prediction No. 4: Receivers

Mike Williams will rack up 13+ touchdowns.

I like Mike:  He will skyhook a baker’s dozen of touchdowns. He will also rival “the alien” Keenan Allen in yards from scrimmage.

Hunter Henry will finish Top 5 for tight ends in yards and touchdowns.

If Henry is healthy for 14 or more games, H2’s name will start coming up with rival Kansas CIty Chiefs’ Pro Bowler Travis Kelce and others at the very top.

Bald Prediction No. 5

The kid sticks with the team

Quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

As of filing this article, the Chargers’ final 53 has not been announced, but I’ll take a leap and say that rookie QB3 Easton Stick will seize the 53rd place on the team and be given some specialty roles, like placekick holder, or a Wildcat variation, or running the Veer Idaho Wishbone.  (OK, I just made the last one up.)

As Stick has razzled and dazzled over four preseason games, if the Bolts try to hide Stick on their practice squad, it will become the Suicide Squad:  another team needing a backup quarterback (the hard-Luck Colts?) will steal Stick. In a Stick-up.

Bald and bonkers prediction No. 6:

Melvin Gordon returns on an innovative bonus-laden contract

This prediction is way out there: The Chargers will pay Melvin “Flash” Gordon an annual salary based on performance: if this season he is the best running back in the league in yards from scrimmage, he will be paid $1 more than the highest existing contract (Todd Gurley makes 14 million kopeks)  If he is fifth, he would get pay set at halfway between Devontae Freeman and LeSean McCoy. Here are the current annual salaries for the top ten running backs. 

Reader response

In the comment section, please write the numbers of any predictions (1-6) you agree with, and any you don’t, and give us your own prophetic prediction, Smartypants.

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