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The LA Chargers are hoping that 2021 is more forgiving to the team.
The LA Chargers did not have as good of a 2020 season as expected. While the team may finish just one game under .500, it was still a disappointing season considering the fact that the Bolts got the best surprise possible in Justin Herbert.
The new year provides new opportunities as the NFL reaches the end of its season and the Chargers head into the offseason. The Bolts’ wrap up the season on January 3 and are hoping to kickstart the calendar year in the best way possible.
Los Angeles has the foundation to go on a deep run in the NFL Playoffs but things have to be different in 2021 than they have been the last two seasons if they want any chance of making that run.
With that in mind, here are the changes that the LA Chargers should be wishing for as we head into 2021 in the form of New Year’s Resolutions.
1. Fewer injuries
Every NFL team has to battle injuries and it is a broken record to complain about a certain team’s injuries. The Chargers are not the only team that has to deal with injuries but they definitely do get some of the worse injury luck in the league.
This is a yearly occurrence for the Bolts and this season was no different. The team lost Derwin James for the entire season in training camp, which has had a massive impact on the secondary. Drue Tranquill was hurt very early in Week 1 in a year that was touted as a breakout season for Tranquill.
Melvin Ingram battled several injuries and was placed on the IR twice, Joey Bosa has dealt with two concussions, the offensive line has been more injured than it has been healthy, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have missed some time, Austin Ekeler missed the middle of the season, etc.
The Chargers have not had many COVID-19 issues this season, which is a blessing, but the Bolts have dealt with their fair share of injuries and it has had a negative impact on the team.