AFC West offseasons ranked worst to best in 2023

The 2022 offseason was a massive one for the AFC West. But what about 2023?

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2. LA Chargers

The LA Chargers had a solid offseason and compared to what the expectations were, it looks like a great offseason. Los Angeles did not have much salary-cap space to utilize and it looked like the team was going to have to replace several prominent players on the roster.

Tom Telesco then did something that has has not fully done since becoming the GM of the Chargers and made several bold restructures to create space. As a result, the team was able to bring back the likes of Trey Pipkins and Morgan Fox and was also able to replace a departing Drue Tranquill.

The draft also shows some promise as well. It is really easy to hype up every single draft class for your favorite team before the rookies actually take the field. Heck, fans did it with the 2022 draft class and look how that turned out. The 2023 draft class does seem more promising than 2022 though with Quentin Johnston leading the pack.

The biggest addition that the Chargers made with in the coaching staff, though. Brandon Staley didn't get fired like most fans thought he would after the AFC Wild Card game. Instead, the Chargers fired both coordinators, meaning that Joe Lombardi was no longer calling the offense.

Lombardi was replaced with Kellen Moore and that is about as good of an upgrade as the Chargers could have gotten. That alone is going to have a huge difference for the Chargers and that puts them at No. 2 on this list.