Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
The LA Chargers need to have their priorities in check during the 2021 offseason.
The LA Chargers have the foundation to be a really good football team in the immediate future. They have a fantastic young quarterback on his rookie contract alongside a top-five wide receiver, a top-five edge rusher, a top-five dual-threat running back and a top-five (when healthy) safety.
The roster this season was a bit top-heavy and the coaching staff was very disappointing, which is why the team currently has a 6-9 record. The Bolts lost several close games that easily could have flipped and arguably should be in the playoff picture right now.
But they aren’t and the front office has work to do this offseason. Here are the six biggest priorities that Tom Telesco and co. should have.
1. Hire a new head coach
Nothing should come before this. The LA Chargers have won three games in a row and very well could make it four in a row against a second-string Kansas City Chiefs team and most Charger fans worry that it will save Anthony Lynn‘s job.
When fans are rooting against their own team winning for the sake of the head coach getting fired then you know that there needs to be some kind of change.
Lynn’s clock management and in-game decisions have just been painful to watch this season. There is a reason why every Charger game comes down to the wire and why they typically lose one-score games and the reason is the coaching staff.
Lynn does not coach to win, he coaches to not lose and typically that puts the Chargers in a situation where they are likely to lose. The roster has been far too good over the last two years to be this bad.
This is a priority before all else.