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LA Chargers: How does Philip Rivers’ departure impact leading receivers?

MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers waves to the crowd against the Miami Dolphins during the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/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)

Conclusion

Very simply put, the next Chargers quarterback has nothing to worry about whatsoever when it comes to talented receivers to throw to. While they may not have as many explosive plays as they did with Rivers at the helm, the receivers will still put up very good numbers.

With a receiving group as good as that mentioned in this article leading the way, a 4,000-yard season for whatever quarterback is starting Week 1 should be nearly guaranteed.

The Chargers have four pass catchers that any team in the league would gladly take off of their hands. Luckily, a new quarterback, with a potentially brand new playbook will get to go through the season with them.

All of the players listed can eclipse the 800-yard mark (at least) and have it be no surprise whatsoever to anyone.

The 2020 season is so far shaping up to be a very exciting (albeit emotional) one for fans. The offense should be in good hands no matter who is at the helm, and as much as we all wish it was Rivers leading the way; the chase for the Lombardi must continue no matter who it is under center next season.

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One way or another, the team cannot waste the talented roster it has because a franchise great is gone. It’s time to regroup, prep, and keep moving forward hoping to end the season in Tampa Bay on February 7th, 2021 and the team certainly has the chance to do it with so much talent on both sides of the ball.

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