Thoughts on the LA Chargers’ offseason
Bolt Beat: “How would you grade the LA Chargers’ draft? Who was your favorite and least favorite pick for the Bolts?”
Predominantly Orange: “Solid B. Tom Telesco was serious about going aggressive in this draft. Taking Herbert at 6th overall and trading up for Kenneth Murray were strong moves capitalizing on the best available at their respective positions. The Chargers came up to a great start but then cooled down on days 2 and 3.
The additions of Kelley and Reed were solid but nothing to go crazy for. Actually, the pick I liked the most was K.J. Hill on the 7th round. I think he will get the starter job way before Reed and could be one of the draft’s biggest bargains.”
Bolt Beat: “What are your thoughts on Harris Jr. joining the Chargers for less money than the Broncos offered?”
Predominantly Orange: “I am not gonna lie, this was a big punch. Chris Harris Jr. gave the Broncos family more than we could have ever imagined. Going from undrafted to reaching the top 5 cornerbacks of the decade is a story to live by and one that will be remembered for years.
The Broncos community should support any decision he takes. Playing against him twice a year will be harsh, but in the end, I wish him nothing but the best in any organization he decides to play in.”
Bolt Beat: “The Chargers got their quarterback of the future in Herbert. What are your thoughts on that selection?”
Predominantly Orange: “If being a Broncos fan taught me anything is that finding a quarterback is HARD. It takes time and maybe a bunch of wasted draft picks. There is no denying that Herbert has a strong skillset, but Paxton Lynch and Brock Osweiler had one as well. The Chargers did well in going for a quarterback right away, but I am not sold in the ‘quarterback for the future’ label on Herbert’s jersey.
It is easy to talk stats, we know Herbert has the biggest arm of the class and we know that he can run. But when talking about the most difficult position in all of sports, there is an unspoken uncertainty that will only be resolved with playing time on the NFL. The Chargers are on the right path, I just don’t know if he is the guy.”
Predominantly Orange: “This question resides on Chubb and his potential. Frankly, I believe in him. You don’t tackle the quarterback 12 times in your rookie season if you are not something special. There is no question on the production that Ingram has gotten for the Chargers, especially late in his career.
Miller and Bosa are true generational talents, what those 2 mean for their respective organizations is more than what we see on the football field. They are pure images of what the Broncos and the Chargers represent. But finally, if I had to choose I would go for the Bronco pair. Chubb can become as good as any of the other 3, and Miller, well, having a Super Bowl MVP accolade on your résume will never hurt anyone.”