5 bold predictions for LA Chargers 2021 season ahead of training camp
By Jason Reed
2. The LA Chargers have three first-time Pro Bowlers
There are three players on the LA Chargers who are primed to be first-time Pro Bowlers in 2021. Yes, Pro Bowls are not the best way to evaluate talent but these three players do not have one under their belt and will after 2021.
Two of them are rather obvious, one jumps off the page.
1. Justin Herbert
I mean, Justin Herbert was only not a Pro Bowler last season because they ran out of room, and rightfully so. Herbert was not snubbed in the slightest but there is only room for three quarterbacks on the roster and with no actual game, there was no need to switch him out for Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes, Josh Allen and Deshaun Watson were all incredible last year. Herbert will take either Allen or Watson’s (more likely) spot on next year’s team.
2. Austin Ekeler
Austin Ekeler was hurt last season and even when he returned we did not see the true Austin Ekeler, although he was fantastic to start the year. If he is healthy as the primer running back, with Justin Herbert as his quarterback, he will be a Pro Bowler.
I am thinking 1,600 yards from scrimmage.
3. Michael Davis
This is the surprising one. Davis has gotten better year-over-year and he has all the physical tools to be a truly elite corner. There are very few cornerbacks in the league with his speed at his size.
All he needs is some better scheming and some coaching up and he will go from a good cornerback into a great one. Davis is the player I am watching the most on the defensive end and he will end up a Pro Bowler.