Certain specific keys will determine the LA Chargers’ success in 2020.
The LA Chargers are one of the most interesting teams in the NFL heading into the 2020 season and we are not just saying that because we are a Chargers blog. The team is undergoing a change under center from long-time quarterback Philip Rivers to Tyrod Taylor and is coming off of a hugely disappointing 2019 season.
We have seen how good these Chargers can be as just two seasons ago the team had the joint-best record in the AFC. However, turnovers, injuries and pure bad luck led to an awful season last year in which the Chargers only won five games.
They had the largest win discrepancy from the year prior in the entire league.
The Chargers are one of the teams that can be hard to pinpoint. They have a really talented roster that is seemingly capable of winning 10+ games but also have a history of disappointing and underachieving.
Mix that with the uncertainty with how the offense will change from a gunslinging offense to a more run-heavy offense with Taylor and we have seen various different win projections.
It appears that the most likely outcome, just based on the projections, is that the Chargers are right around .500. The following four keys will determine whether or not the team takes that next step to being a winning (and potentially a 10-win) team.