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Why the LA Chargers will undoubtedly sign Leonard Floyd

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Leonard Floyd #54 of the Los Angeles Rams on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Rams 35 to 32. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: Leonard Floyd #54 of the Los Angeles Rams on the sideline against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. Bills beat the Rams 35 to 32. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

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.

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