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LA Chargers: 4 mistakes that must be avoided this offseason

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chargers defeated the Raiders in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Wide receiver Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up during the NFL game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Chargers defeated the Raiders in overtime 30-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have to put together a good offseason to contend in 2021.

The LA Chargers had a really disappointing season in 2020 in which a talented team could not get out of its own way and only won seven games. Things are not going to just change when the calendar turns over — the front office has to execute this offseason.

Expecting a front office to be absolutely perfect is just setting up for failed expectations. However, there are certain mistakes that we can see a mile away before the offseason gets underway that the front office must absolutely avoid making.

The first big decision that the front office must make is finding the team’s next head coach and there is a fairly big mistake that must be avoided.

1. Hiring Jason Garrett to be the head coach of the LA Chargers

The LA Chargers are interviewing Jason Garrett. Can you feel my eye roll through your screen?

This would be so terrible for the team and I just cannot understand how some Charger fans are trying to spin this as a potential positive. We just got done with a head coach who is a really good player’s coach but struggles in-game and the team going back to that would not be taking any sort of step forward.

Garrett has a career winning record but he underperformed despite having some really talented Cowboys teams on both sides of the football. It is not like he has been good this season in New York, either, as the Giants have taken steps backward offensively.

Garrett won two playoff games in a decade. Two. Might as well have kept Anthony Lynn and kept from changing the entire system with a young quarterback. Hiring Garrett would be the biggest mistake the team could make in the coaching search unless another terrible coach (like Hue Jackson) emerges.

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