The LA Chargers roster for the 2021 season is set. The team trimmed the roster down to 53 players and while there were some surprising decisions made by the team, it is hard to not get excited about the roster in 2021.
Not everything is perfect and we already broke down the three positions that could be of most concern for the LA Chargers in 2021. Today, we look at the flip side of that coin and look at three positions that may shock the NFL.
This is not the outright best positions on the team. We could include Justin Herbert and the quarterback position, but with his MVP odds, it is safe to say it would not be all that shocking to the mainstream NFL fan.
3 positions on the LA Chargers roster that will shock the league:
We could not start this list with any other position than the linebacker position. This is the most exciting position arguably on the entire roster as the team could legitimately have one of the best linebacker rooms in football.
NFL pundits are looking at the Chargers defense as a potential sleeper defense but the conversation around why is typically about Brandon Staley, Derwin James and Joey Bosa. You do not see the linebacker room getting much love.
In fact, Pro Football Focus ranks the Chargers' linebacker unit as the 21st-best in the league. I can promise you that they are going to be much better than the 21st-best linebacker unit, as long as they stay healthy.
Kenneth Murray is primed for a big jump in year two. It is no secret that Murray is uber-athletic and has all the makings of being a traditional bruising middle linebacker. With a year of NFL pass coverage under his belt, and a coach that will better utilize him, Murray is going to be special in 2021.
Next to him is the duo of Drue Tranquill and Kyzir White. The Chargers will be rotating between the two former college safeties at the other inside linebacker position and the results should be great either way. Both guys looked fantastic in training camp and the preseason.