Comparing the LA Chargers offense and Washington Football Team offense:
Quarterback: Advantage, LA Chargers
The quarterback position is not even close. While Ryan Fitzpatrick is one of the most fun quarterbacks to root for in the league, he is not in the same realm as Herbert is even after one year.
There are very few quarterbacks in the league that can definitively say they are better than Herbert. Case in point: he ranks many spots ahead of Fitzpatrick in our consensus quarterback rankings.
Running back: Advantage, LA Chargers
The Washington Football Team and LA Chargers are very similar at the running back position. They both have really good no. 1 options in Antonio Gibson and Austin Ekeler and a ton of unknowns behind them.
That being said, the Chargers have more depth at the position and the potential of Justin Jackson, if he can stay healthy, of course. While Ekeler is better than Gibson at this point in time, I consider them to be on the same tier.
Wide receiver: Advantage, LA Chargers
The Washington Football Team has very solid wide receivers but the LA Chargers narrowly have the advantage. The Bolts have the best receiver on either team in Keenan Allen, although Terry McLaurin is very good.
Curtis Samuel and Mike Williams is a wash and Joshua Palmer should be better than Adam Humphries, although that is not a guarantee. Dyami Brown is an exciting rookie receiver that tilts the depth argument towards Washington, but the Chargers get the slight edge with Allen leading the way.
Tight end: Advantage, LA Chargers
Washington probably has the best tight end in this game in Logan Thomas but the difference between him and Jared Cook is not monumental. While Washington has the advantage there, the Chargers are much deeper at the position.
The Bolts have four legitimate tight ends who can contribute on a decent snap count, which not many teams can say.
Offensive line: Advantage, Washington Football Team
This is another position that is really close (so close, in fact, that Washington and LA rank 17th and 18th in Pro Football Focus' offensive line rankings). I lean with Washington as it is more proven and there is a pretty good chance that Bryan Bulaga does not play in Week 1.