Four LA Chargers players have a legitimate shot of being All-Pros in 2020.
The LA Chargers had several first-team All-Pro players in their breakout 2018 season and followed that up by not having a single first-team All-Pro player in 2019. Heading into 2020, there are four players who have a decent shot of earning that honor.
We could make the case for a lot of players on the roster to be All-Pros under the precedent that “they could have career years”. While that is true, we wanted to shy away from that and only pick the players that realistically have a chance.
This leads to some honorable mentions, some of which Charger fans are not going to be happy about:
I know, I know, you want to get the pitchforks out and yell at me for also underrating Keenan Allen, which is a terrible thing to do as an actual Charger fan. The problem is that there are three elite receivers that have better odds in Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins and Allen is going to play in an offense that passes less than before.
Allen is fantastic and is one of the most overlooked receivers in the league. Will he be one of the three best receivers in the league this year? Probably not.
This is the same situation. Melvin Ingram is great and he definitely is a Pro Bowler, there is just too many great defensive ends that are better than him. I don’t see Ingram taking another next step this late in his career.
Casey Hayward is one of the most overlooked corners in the game and he has two second-team All-Pro nods under his belt. He is on the wrong side of 30 and like Ingram, is not going to take another next step this late in his career.