LA Chargers: The Battle for LA is already over, here’s why

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(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

Comparing potential rosters over the coming years for the two teams

The LA Chargers hold the sixth pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. The Rams do not hold a first-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft. They will not be cooped up in there at-home war rooms looking to pick a player unless they can facilitate a trade to do so.

Aside from this year’s draft, the Chargers and general manager Tom Telesco have already done an amazing job building up talent in prior drafts, as well as through the signings of undrafted free agents.

The Chargers have amazing young talent throughout many different parts of the roster, solidifying a young core that can compete with the best for years to come. These are players such as Derwin James, Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler, and more.

These players are an amazing foundation for a championship roster, and the Chargers may look to add their quarterback of the future soon as well.

The Los Angeles Rams roster does have its share of young players. However, many of these players are unproven, and have not shown the same star potential or even star capabilities shown by the Chargers’ bright young stars.

Combine this with the Rams’ lack of cap space for the foreseeable future, and it makes it very difficult for them to field a competitive roster over the long-term in an NFC West that is getting increasingly difficult and younger as the years pass.

The Chargers are setting up for the long-term, and finding their quarterback of the future will cap it all off. They have more than enough cap space to re-sign their established key players, and they’ll be ready to bring a championship home sooner rather than later. The Rams, they have some maneuvering to do.

LA Chargers 3 – 0 LA Rams