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LA Chargers: 5 toughest quarterback matchups in 2020

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Which quarterbacks present the toughest challenge for the LA Chargers?

We are inching closer and closer to the 2020 NFL season and with all things considered, it is looking promising that there will at least be a season in 2020.

The 2020 season is an interesting one for the LA Chargers are they are moving into their new home at SoFi Stadium and are undergoing a quarterback change for the first time in a decade and a half.

As far as their schedule, the Chargers got no favors in traveling and who they have to play on the road and have a somewhat difficult slate of games as the AFC West plays the NFC South and AFC East.

But what about the quarterbacks that the Chargers play? The Chargers play some great ones in 2020. Here they are, ranked, in order of how tough of a matchup they will be.

5. Joe Burrow, Week 1

Yes, you are reading this correctly. We have Joe Burrow as the fifth-toughest quarterback that the Chargers match up against in 2020 ahead of guys like Josh Allen and Derek Carr (spoiler alert).

The Cincinnati Bengals were not a good football team last season but I would not allow that to create false confidence for the Chargers. The Bengals have several really talented weapons, such as Joe Mixon, A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd and John Ross.

They have a poor offensive line, which will be the difference in this one, but Joe Burrow has great weapons around him and as Patrick Mahomes did in 2018, he is going to look to make a statement in his first game as a true NFL starter.

Is Joe Burrow going to be Patrick Mahomes? Probably not. However, he absolutely could take the Chargers, who notoriously start the season slow, by surprise. Of course, the contrary can be said, as Burrow could have a learning curve in his first NFL game, especially without any preseason games.

However, just because the Chargers will have no real film on him and how the Bengals plan to operate with him under center, I consider this a top-five toughest matchup.