The LA Chargers entered the 2021 season with a lot of promise. In fact, I cannot remember the last time that the fanbase was buzzing in the way it was. The correct answer is probably the mid-to-late 2000s with LaDainian Tomlinson, Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates and co, but Twitter obviously was not around then and I was still in elementary school.
There was a lot of excitement between Justin Herbert already proving that he is the guy and brand-new head coach Brandon Staley. Staley had a great track record of success, albeit small, and he won over every Charger fan with how he talked about the game and his expectations for the 2021 season.
Ultimately, the LA Chargers fell short.
While expecting a Super Bowl in the first year of this partnership would have been a bit absurd, this team should have at least made the playoffs. They are undoubtedly better than the Las Vegas Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers but at the end of the day, they did not execute when they needed to.
There are going to be a lot of regrets from the 2021 season and we are here to pin down the three that might be the most influential to the team. And no, we are not considering ugly losses to a team like Houston as a regret. The Chargers obviously regret that, but we are talking more so about decisions that were made outside of the game that the team should regret.