The LA Chargers schedule for the 2021 season has officially been announced and if you have not seen it already, please allow the Chargers’ social media team to fill you in on who the team is playing and when in 2021.
should we REALLY make our schedule release video a powerpoint?
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— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) May 12, 2021
They made a PowerPoint presentation fun to watch! I definitely was never able to do that in grade school, although I do appreciate them using the same cool fonts that I would throw into my SlideShows as a distraction from my fear of public speaking when I was a kid!
Let’s move on.
The Chargers schedule is leaning on the tough side of things but it is not as tough as some people make it out to be. Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis ranks the strength of schedule for each team every single year based on projected win totals, not last year’s win totals. The Chargers have the 19th easiest (or the 14th hardest).
There are no international games, no three-game road trips and the Chargers only have to play one team coming off of a bye. In that regard, the Chargers were fairly fortunate.
We already predicted every single game for the 2021 season (go check it out) but we wanted to go deeper than that. What predicates every single matchup is the quarterback play, and as we know, the LA Chargers have a fantastic quarterback in Justin Herbert leading the way.
But what about the quarterbacks on the LA Chargers’ 2021 opponents?
To have some fun, I decided to rank all 14 quarterbacks that the LA Chargers will face in 2021 and break them down into tiers. It technically is 15 quarterbacks, as one team could have someone else starting at QB by the time the Chargers play them, but we will simply group them together.
That is their problem, not ours.
I am also assuming that Deshaun Watson is not going to be the quarterback of the Houston Texans when the LA Chargers are in town.
Without further ado, let’s get into the 2021 opponent quarterback tier list, starting with the crème de la crème.