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The Los Angeles Chargers have a future to be thankful for

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The foundation will be built on for years to come.

Keenan Allen and Joey Bosa inked long term deals in the offseason. Allen is signed through the 2024 season while Bosa is signed through 2025. For all the talk of how “cheap” Dean Spanos is (looking at you, comments section), he shelled out the coin needed to keep two crucial franchise cornerstones. Austin Ekeler is signed through 2023 in addition to the 2020 draft class.

Of course, Justin Herbert’s development is key here as well. He has a fifth-year option that takes him through 2025. Eventually extending him past that will give the Chargers more of a long term view on team building as well.

Philip Rivers‘ contract never truly prevented the Chargers from building around him, but it was still more expensive than rookie 1st round pick rates. Physically, Rivers’ decline also started around 2016. The soon to be 39 year old has had a better season this year, but is still plagued with some of the similar decision making issues and arm strength.

With the three or four key players on the roster set for the long haul in addition to a quarterback, the Chargers are set to be able to compete at a high level for the next half a decade.