5 LA Chargers who absolutely must step up to top the Chiefs in the AFC West

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4. Storm Norton

The LA Chargers have not yet officially ruled out Bryan Bulaga for the rest of the season but his return is becoming less and less likely the longer we don't hear any updates about his back surgery. Bulaga, alongside Harris, represents what will be a very disappointing 2020 free agency for the Bolts (not Linval Joseph, he has been great).

Bulaga played just the first half in Week 1 and taking over at right tackle ever since has been Storm Norton. Norton showed some potential early on and it actually looked like he would make some sort of leap in year two and at least be a serviceable tackle for the Bolts.

That has not really been the case as the right side of the line has been an issue for the Chargers. Michael Schofield has not been as bad as Norton, who is easily the weak link on the offensive line. It is a shame, too, as the left side of the line is so good but the Chargers have such a big hole on the right side that can be exposed.

We definitely do not expect Norton to suddenly become an average right tackle but he can be better than he has been this season. The fans that want the Chargers to take more deep shots should be praying that Norton picks it up because that is the only way Herbert will have time to take said deep shots.

The offensive line is much better this year than last year and it is not going to hold the Bolts back from at least making the playoffs. However, if they are going to win the division, they are going to need better play from the right side.

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