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LA Chargers: 4 players who could be first-time All-Pros in 2021

COSTA MESA, CA - JUNE 16: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws the ball during mandatory minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center on June 16, 2021 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
COSTA MESA, CA - JUNE 16: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws the ball during mandatory minicamp at the Hoag Performance Center on June 16, 2021 in Costa Mesa, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers have starpower on their roster that most teams would only dream of. Oftentimes it is the depth behind those stars that leads to the team struggling, but in terms of elite players, the Chargers have quite a few.

Yet ironically enough, the team does not have many All-Pros on its team. Derwin James is the only active Charger that was drafted by the team with an All-Pro nod. Corey Linsley was named an All-Pro last season and Chris Harris picked up the nod while in Denver. That is it.

There are four Chargers who could realistically pick up their All-Pro nod in 2021. While not all four will be All-Pros, it would not be totally surprising to see at least one, if not two, of these players achieve that goal.

The four LA Chargers who could All-Pros for the first time in 2021:

1. Justin Herbert

This one is obvious. If we are calling Justin Herbert a legitimate MVP candidate then it is only safe to say that he is a candidate to be an All-Pro. If he wins the MVP award then he will obviously be an All-Pro but he could still win the award with a great season.

It takes a truly great season and the Chargers would have to make the playoffs and Herbert would have to be in the MVP race. Quite frankly, he has to finish first or second in the MVP race to get the honor, as there are only two quarterback spots and that is the position that is always vying for the MVP award.

It is very possible as well. Patrick Mahomes is obviously going to be in that conversation but there is a situation in which Herbert jumps several other players. Josh Allen could regress after one of the biggest breakout seasons in NFL history, Lamar Jackson could again struggle like he did last season and Aaron Rodgers’ fiasco in Green Bay could hurt his chances.

It would take the stars aligning and Herbert to be even better in year two, but it certainly is possible.

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