The LA Chargers schedule for the 2021 season is set to be released on Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. EST. As of right now, we know the opponents that the Chargers will be playing in the 17 games, it is the order of the opponents that we do not yet know.
This is important. Long road stretches and trap games before big games are all variables that will be determined by the order of schedule. There is also the primetime schedule, with us giving the Chargers three primetime games in our prediction.
Some teams will also be easier to play earlier in the season for certain reasons rather than later in the season, and vice versa. Today, we are looking at the opponents that the LA Chargers should hope are earlier in the schedule than later.
Opponents that are hopefully early on the LA Chargers schedule:
1. Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are undergoing change. Jalen Hurts is the new quarterback in Philly and the team hired now-former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni to be the new head coach.
There is going to be a learning curve in Philly and I hate to break it to Bolt Beat’s own Alex Insdorf (who also supports the Eagles), but I do not think the Eagles are going to be a very good football team in 2021.
Hurts, while a breath of fresh air from Carson Wentz, was still not all that impressive in the short time we saw him last year. The numbers look good on the surface but were often in garbage time and the Eagles scored fewer than 20 points in three of his five starts.
Part of the reason why is Doug Pederson, which is fair, but there is going to be a learning curve with the new head coach, a young quarterback and a brand-new system.
They will certainly be playing better football towards the end of the season than they will be at the beginning of the season.