Chargers: 3 questions facing Los Angeles’ offense in 2020

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Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

The Chargers offense is loaded with weapons heading into 2020, yet there are some massively critical questions facing this unit.

On one hand, the Los Angeles Chargers have plenty of tools on offense to get within the top 10 in scoring heading into 2020.

On the other, there are more than a few looming questions facing a unit that still finished 21st in scoring last season amid a 5-11 campaign.

The biggest change, of course, is under center where Los Angeles bid farewell to longtime veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, temporarily promoting journeyman signal-caller Tyrod Taylor as the bridge starter to the team’s top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.

Taylor, assuming he starts the season, could see a boost from the career-best numbers he put up with the Buffalo Bills between 2015 and 2017 where he still mostly lacked elite-level pass catchers. The Chargers are fortunate enough to boast two 1,000-yard receivers from a year ago, Mike Williams and Keenan Allen, who combine to create the prime reason why Pro Football Focus ranked L.A.’s wide receivers the No. 13 overall group in this category heading into the upcoming season.

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not Williams and/or Allen reach that plateau again this year. Particularly if the Chargers elect to make a change under center at some point during the season. And it would also be nice for the Bolts to find and develop a complementary No. 3 option behind this tandem, as the options they currently have aren’t exactly proven.

That’s one big question for L.A.’s offense entering 2020. But there are other, more pressing questions on the table as the team gears up for its upcoming campaign.