The AFC West has been loading up on talent with the likes of Russell Wilson heading to the Denver Broncos and Davante Adams heading to the Las Vegas Raiders. The LA Chargers have been quite busy as well with new additions Khalil Mack, J.C. Jackson, Sebastian Joseph-Day and Austin Johnson.
With the Chiefs being a lock to make the AFC Championship over the last four years, the AFC West is easily the most stacked division in the NFL heading into the 2022 season and is one of the most talented divisions in NFL history.
It does suck that this is happening while the Chargers are in a rookie quarterback contract window, especially considering there are other divisions in the NFL that they would dominate. At the end of the day, though, the best still has to beat the best. And perhaps it should be the other teams in the AFC West that are upset that they have to face the Chargers twice a year, not the other way around.
The LA Chargers should be considered legitimate Super Bowl contenders.
Some non-Charger fans may scoff at this notion but nobody would have expected the Cincinnati Bengals to make the Super Bowl a year ago. A lot has to happen for the Chargers to make the Super Bowl and it does take some luck (every Super Bowl team has it). But when we talk about bonafide contenders, the Chargers should be in the conversation.
In the following pages we will break down the three main reasons why the Chargers should be considered legitimate Super Bowl favorites.