3. The LA Chargers have something special going on
It sounds silly to say that the LA Chargers are Super Bowl contenders after they just had a 7-9 season and have not made the AFC Championship Game in over a decade, but they absolutely have all the pieces in place to contend.
The Chargers have the exceptional young quarterback that is playing on his rookie deal, allowing the team to allocate cap spending elsewhere. They have the stars to surround that quarterback — Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen and Derwin James (when healthy) are all top-five at their respective positions.
Austin Ekeler is a top-five dual-threat running back and Hunter Henry (if he re-signs) is one of the seven or eight best tight ends. Kenneth Murray could be one of the best inside linebackers as early as next season.
There is talent there, and now (hopefully), the right coaching staff is there to lead the way. We have seen this Super Bowl formula time and time again and the Chargers check all the boxes. They just have to go out there and execute.
How isn’t that exciting for J.J. Watt? Sure, he could join some contender that is already loaded and hope that it goes well, or he could be part of something new, something game-changing that gives the Charger fans something they have been longing for.
Watt could play two seasons in LA but all it would take is one big game in the playoffs on a Super Bowl run and he would be remembered as a Chargers legend by the fans until the day he died.
How isn’t that exciting?