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LA Chargers: “Steal a player” series — AFC South edition

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What could the LA Chargers’ roster look like with some of the AFC South’s top players?

In a new NFL of the future, the LA Chargers get to steal one player from each franchise in the NFL. Which players should be taken from the AFC South teams?

In what has become an ongoing series here at Bolt Beat, we have been looking at the best players that the LA Chargers could steal from every other team in the NFL, division by division. Today, we wrap up the series with the last division on the checklist, the AFC South.

The rules are simple. We are not just stealing the best player from each team (although that sometimes is the case), but we are stealing the best fit for the Chargers. We are also assuming that we are stealing all of these players together, so you are not going to see us take two quarterbacks, for example.

Without further ado, let’s jump into it…

From the Houston Texans, the LA Chargers steal…

Deshaun Watson, QB

Deshaun Watson is really good. If I could start a franchise with any quarterback that is not named Patrick Mahomes in 2020, I would start it with Watson. He is the perfect blend of a pocket passer with a rocker arm and a mobile quarterback that can do damage with his legs.

He is going to be one of the best quarterbacks of the decade and in 15 years he is going to be part of a veteran group of quarterbacks, alongside Mahomes, similar to the Drew Brees/Tom Brady/Philip Rivers group today.

I know that the Chargers have Justin Herbert and Tyrod Taylor but Taylor can be the backup and Herbert can be traded for a second-round pick Josh Rosen-style for all I care. Watson is a legitimate franchise quarterback and him on this team with these weapons would be lethal.