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LA Chargers: 6 biggest priorities for the 2021 offseason

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during the first half of a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Build the offensive line in the draft

It is not common for a team to go from one franchise quarterback to another with no gap in-between but that is exactly what the LA Chargers did. There was a gap of one start (which went to Tyrod Taylor) between Philip Rivers leaving and Justin Herbert having the greatest rookie season for a quarterback in NFL history.

Now, the Chargers have to do the right thing and make protecting that franchise quarterback the number one priority. Find a new head coach to set the precedent of what the team is doing for the rest of the offseason then go to work.

The Chargers have to draft offensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft and should pick one with their first-round pick. Telesco has only selected a grand total of two offensive linemen in the first two rounds and that is part of the reason why it has consistently been shoddy.

No more overpaying veterans to come to LA and naturally regress or get hurt because they already have too many miles on their bodies. It is time for this team to build from the ground up or the problem will continue to persist.

They owe it to Justin Herbert not just for his health but for the team’s chance of developing into a legitimate Super Bowl-caliber team.

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