2. Justin Herbert builds a rapport with the new members of the LA Chargers' offense
The most important thing for Justin Herbert to focus on this season, besides staying healthy, is building a rapport with his new teammates that he has on the offensive side of the football. The big names are the same (Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler, Mike Williams) but outside of that there are a lot of new faces on the offensive side of the football.
Luckily, Herbert became quickly acquainted with the offense last season when he was thrust into the starting job with 10-minute notice, so I like his chances to build a rapport with his new teammates across an entire preseason.
The starting offensive line (which is now the second-best in the AFC West) is essentially going to be completely different. Bryan Bulaga is the only returning player in the starting five but he hardly even played last season.
Herbert is going to look to build a relationship with his new center, Corey Linsley, the guy protecting his blindside in Rashawn Slater as well as the guards in Matt Feiler, Oday Aboushi and potentially Brenden Jaimes, who could win the job over Aboushi.
,On the targets side of things Herbert is going to have to build a relationship with Jared Cook, who is coming off the most successful stint of his career with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Tre' McKitty is another new face in the tight end room and is hoping to be a long-term target for Herbert.
Throw rookie Josh Palmer into the mix and Justin Herbert has a lot of guys that he has to smoke some brisket for to get to know them during LA Chargers training camp.