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No LA Chargers players make Pro Football Focus’ All-Pro team

ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Keenan Allen #13 and Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrate a first quarter touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Keenan Allen #13 and Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrate a first quarter touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
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The LA Chargers did not have a single player recognized by Pro Football Focus.

The LA Chargers are fresh off of a disappointing 7-9 season that led to the team parting ways with the now-former head coach, Anthony Lynn. The year was not all negative, however, as there were several positives that were highlighted by rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert.

Herbert played like an experienced veteran and broke just about every rookie passing record that you could break in only 15 games. The only record that alluded Herbert was the rookie passing yards record, which he fell short of by 37 yards.

Herbert was not the only positive from the season. The Chargers got really solid play out of Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry stayed healthy until he was put on the COVID-19 list prior to Week 16, Joey Bosa was great as always when he was out there and certain members of the secondary exceeded expectations, such as Michael Davis and Rayshawn Jenkins.

At the end of the day, though, no player on the LA Chargers did enough to make it into Pro Football Focus’ All-Pro team. While it is hard to necessarily make a case for a Charger over anyone that did make it, it is surprising that the Bolts did not at least have a runner-up.

The two players that deserved the honor the most this season were Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen. Aaron Rodgers made the team at quarterback with Patrick Mahomes as the runner-up — that is completely and utterly understandable. Those are the two MVP favorites.

It was a bit strange to see Allen be left off at receiver, though. The three receivers that received (pun intended) the nod were Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill. Okay, fair enough. But to not even get an honorable mention!?

Those that received an honorable mention were Justin Jefferson, A.J. Brown and Allen Robinson. Allen likely did not get the nod because of the two games he missed to end the season and it is a shame as he is better than both guys.

Allen had 30 more receptions than Brown and five fewer than Robinson (in two fewer games). He had three fewer touchdowns than Brown but two more than Robinson. He had a better catch-rate than both guys as well.

There is no doubt that Allen is the better all-around wide receiver, it is just a shame that he missed the last two games of the season while essentially missing the New Orleans Saints game as well as he was hurt early on.

You cannot really make a case for anyone else, unfortunately. Bosa was good but missed far too much time, Henry was not a top-two tight end and the next-closest person to deserving the nod would be Kenneth Murray, who does not come even close.

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The LA Chargers are one of eight teams to not have a player make the All-Pro team or even be a runner-up. They are joined by the Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons and ironically enough, the New Orleans Saints.

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