The LA Chargers offense is going to be very different in 2020.
The LA Chargers have not made many changes on the offensive side of the ball from the 2019 season but the one massive change that they have made will affect the entire rest of the offense. For the first time in a decade and a half, someone not named Philip Rivers will start under center.
Tyrod Taylor being the starting quarterback is going to lead to a new style of offense for the Chargers that will also be parlayed into Justin Herbert. Gone are the Chargers’ days of being a gunslinging team, at least for the time being.
These changes naturally lead to questions that we have about the offense that simply will not be answered until we see the Chargers back in action.
First LA Chargers offensive question: How will Tyrod Taylor impact Mike Williams?
Mike Williams became one of Philip Rivers’ favorite targets last season as Williams was the definition of a deep threat and Rivers loved to sling the ball deep. As a result, Williams had his first 1,000-yard receiving season and led the league in yards per reception.
The Chargers are not going to be slinging the ball deep as often without Philip Rivers and that could have a huge impact on Williams’ overall production.
Every pass-catcher is going to see fewer targets in the 2020 season and Williams might take the brunt of that loss.