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LA Chargers: The toughest defenses Justin Herbert faces in 2021

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 27: Chase Young #99 of the Washington Football Team looks on between plays against the Carolina Panthers during the game at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 27: Chase Young #99 of the Washington Football Team looks on between plays against the Carolina Panthers during the game at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

4. Denver Broncos

It looked like Von Miller was on his way to no longer being a member of the Denver Broncos this offseason but alas, Miller is still patrolling the defensive side of the ball for Denver. It is safe to say that Miller is no longer the best version of himself, but he is still a productive player that is going to help this defense.

The Denver defense has some pretty good players, a good defensive head coach and the best natural home-field advantage in football. This defense has an even higher ceiling than Philadelphia and at least has a contingency plan for Drew Lock in Teddy Bridgewater.

Bradley Chubb and Justin Simmons are both excellent young football players and Denver did a great job of turnings its biggest weakness, the cornerback position, into a potential strength. The Broncos brought in Ronald Darby, Kyle Fuller, and most importantly, Patrick Surtain.

Surtain was many people’s CB1 (if not Jaycee Horn) in the draft and he is a player that you know is going to be successful at the next level. He has all the makings of being a bonafide CB1 for years to come.

This is a solid defense that is probably going to get better than last year when they ranked 11th in defensive efficiency and 13th in defensive DVOA.

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