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Things are looking up for the LA Chargers. After a 7-9 finish last season, the front office completely changed the culture of the team with a brand-new coaching staff that appears to be much more analytic-driven.
After the headache of last season and really seeing Anthony Lynn struggle, a coaching change is absolutely capable of adding 3+ wins to a team year-over-year.
The front office also added some great pieces in the offseason. Corey Linsley is the team’s new center with Rashawn Slater and Asante Samuel Jr. producing the perfect first two selections in the draft.
Every Charger fan is extremely excited for next season and for good reason as we may be seeing plenty of fireworks from the league’s best offense.
You read that correctly.
Why the LA Chargers could have the best offense in the league in 2021:
1. Justin Herbert’s jump in year two
Some are under the impression that Justin Herbert is going to regress in 2021. While that is certainly possible, all of the signs are pointing to Herbert getting even better.
First of all, the offensive line is significantly better than it was last season. Even if it does not live up to full potential and is just a league-average offense line it will be far better than last year. Herbert was great under pressure, just imagine when he has more time to throw.
He is also going to understand NFL defenses and the speed at which NFL games are played more than his rookie year. Rarely do we see a quarterback that was this good take a step back in year two, and before you mention Baker Mayfield, those are completely different situations with different quarterbacks.
Herbert is going to step up in 2021 and is going to be a legitimate MVP candidate as he leads an offense that threatens to be the best in the league for reasons deeper than just Justin Herbert.