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How the Chargers can solve their offensive line woes in 2020

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn (R) of the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers #17 look up at the replay during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn (R) of the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers #17 look up at the replay during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn (R) of the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers #17 look up at the replay during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Anthony Lynn (R) of the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers #17 look up at the replay during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

With the 2019 season officially over, all eyes have shifted toward the 2020 season for the Los Angeles Chargers. The offensive line needs to improve going forward.

The 2019 version of the Chargers was one of the most disappointing teams in the league. No one had them winning less than 10 games this season. Some players on the team like Austin Ekeler, Joey Bosa, Casey Hayward, Mike Williams and Keenan Allen had excellent seasons but it was simply not enough to keep the team in the playoff hunt. Once the clock hit zero in Kansas City, all our attention shifted toward next season.

One of the highest priorities for general manager Tom Telesco this upcoming offseason? Fixing the offensive line.

Russell Okung spent most of the year plagued by injury, same with Mike Pouncey and Forrest Lamp. While many fans clamored for Telesco to make an in-season trade to address the needs, that simply is not realistic. Teams are not giving up quality offensive linemen midseason.

It’s not like they grow on trees either. The good news is the team has Scott Quessenberry who looks every part of franchise stalwart and showed the mobility necessary to possibly shift to guard. If the team can get Okung and Pouncey back to form next season they’ll have a good foundation in place.

I love it when young players get their shot and crush it. Chargers center (61) Scott Quessenberry has been excellent since taking over the position. Chargers lost Pouncey and Lamp to injury but the run game has been revived because of Okung’s return and SQ’s solid play. pic.twitter.com/coY7i7SyaB

— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) November 4, 2019

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