It is no secret that the LA Chargers have one of the most talented rosters in the entire league. Pro Football Focus recently ranked all 32 NFL teams in terms of talent and the Chargers checked in at third overall and second in the AFC just behind the Buffalo Bills.
This is the most talented Chargers team since the 2006 Chargers that went 14-2 and it all starts with Justin Herbert. If Herbert would have been a flop out of college then the Bolts would not have been as aggressive this past offseason.
However, the Chargers have a quarterback who can legitimately carry them to the Super Bowl and had to capitalize on him being on his rookie deal. That is why we saw the Bolts have arguably the most aggressive offseason in franchise history.
While Herbert has shattered multiple passing records in his first two seasons, there are still NFL pundits who doubt his ability. PFF was one of Herbert's biggest critics after his rookie season, with many high-profile analysts predicting a massive regression for Herbert in year two.
That didn't happen and most had to eat crow and admit they were wrong about Herbert. However, that is not stopping PFF from slighting Herbert when they can. In the article ranking all 32 teams, Ben Linsey named the biggest strengths and weaknesses of every team. For the Chargers, Linsey named the tandem of Joey Bosa and Khalil Mack.
Justin Herbert is undoubtedly the biggest strength the LA Chargers have.
Bosa and Mack are definitely a massive strength for the Chargers and if they both play up to their full ability they are going to terrorize opposing quarterbacks. That being said, the quarterback position is the most important position in all of sports and the Chargers have one of the best quarterbacks on the planet.
Herbert is a legitimate MVP candidate this upcoming season that could easily throw for over 5,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. He is the reason why the Chargers have a Super Bowl ceiling. It becomes even more absurd when you consider the strengths of other teams with great quarterbacks.
The Chiefs, Bengals and Bills all had their quarterback or the passing game as their biggest strength heading into the season, so it is not like they were ignoring the quarterback aspect of these rosters. With PFF being so pro-Joe Burrow (and being based in Cincy), this seems like yet another slight thrown Herbert's way.
Regardless, Chargers fans know how great Justin Herbert is and when he hoists the MVP trophy at the end of the season his few doubters will have nothing else left to say.