1. Leonard Floyd’s relationship with new LA Chargers head coach, Brandon Staley
The LA Chargers have hired Brandon Staley to be the next head coach of the team. Staley is coming to the Bolts after just one season of being a coordinator, albeit he turned the Rams’ defense into the best in the league in that one season.
Charger fans got their first true glimpse of Staley’s bright mind in his introductory press conference on Thursday. There is a reason why the Charger players seemed hyped about this hiring and the fans got a taste of that as well.
Staley seemingly has one of the most innovative minds in football and has developed a close relationship with the players that he has coached. One of those players being Floyd, who Staley coached in both Chicago and Los Angeles.
Floyd expressed excitement in reuniting with Staley on the Rams back in May and it is clear that the two have a good relationship. Floyd’s best seasons also came while Staley was his coach.
Floyd would get to follow a coach that he is comfortable with and stay in the city of Los Angeles. The Chargers can also do something that the Rams cannot: actually pay Floyd. The Bolts already have a leg up on any other potential free-agent fit.