The LA Chargers enter the 2022 offseason with a lot of things to accomplish and a lot of means to accomplish those things. The Bolts have 11 picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and have the potential to get over $100 million in total cap space for the offseason. With Justin Herbert on his rookie contract and entering year two in this partnership with Brandon Staley, it is imperative that the Bolts hit a home run this offseason.
While offense is more exciting, especially with Herbert at quarterback, the side of the ball that is going to get the most TLC this offseason is defense. The Chargers were one of the worst defensive teams in the league last season and that was the reason why the team finished 9-8 instead of being the 11+ win team that they were capable of being.
It was a bad look for Brandon Staley, who came to LA being touted as a defensive genius that would turn things around in LA. Fans now have to hope that Staley can re-ignite that defensive genius narrative by adding players in the offseason who better fit his idea of what the defense should be.
Some of the decisions on defense will be tough for the Chargers, however, there are some no-brainers as well.
There are a lot of moving parts on the defensive side of the ball and the Chargers are going to have to come up with their perfect plan as well as plans B through Z. Part of each of those plans should be four simple defensive decisions that the Bolts should simply not overthink.
Let's dive into those four decisions.