The Los Angeles Chargers still have four games remaining in the regular season, but even if they win all of them, it will only put them at 8-8 to finish the year.
As a result, it’s not too early to look toward the 2020 season, one which could include plenty of change for the team, including playing in a brand new stadium.
The Chargers will potentially have a top 10 pick in the first round of the draft and Tom Telesco will get another chance to bring in a franchise-changing player. Of course, the more games they win, the worse that pick is going to get.
But the big decision of the offseason will surround long-time quarterback Philip Rivers. The soon-to-be 38-year old is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the season. His 2019 season has also been quite forgettable.
Should the Chargers move on from Rivers, who will they go forward with?
Then you have Melvin Gordon. The often dynamic running back did himself no favors with the holdout he staged prior to the season which then extended into the season. He has played well since coming back, but will likely still not get the money he is looking for.
That sets the stage for what should be one of the most talked-about storylines of the offseason.
Then the team has Hunter Henry, one of the league’s top tight ends when he is healthy, with “when” being the key word there.
All three of these players will hit free agency in March. How hard will the Chargers try to keep each player? Where will these players play next season? Field Yates of ESPN listed the best fits for each of these players next season and here, those choices will be examined and I will then give you an idea of where I think these players will play next season.
Let’s just jump right in…