The LA Chargers are forced to watch a Super Bowl at their home stadium with a team who also plays in that stadium against a quarterback who is often compared to Justin Herbert. It is a Super Bowl matchup that is weirdly connected to the Bolts and should be even more reason to try and hit a home run this offseason.
While the Chargers took a promising step in 2021, there is a lot of work to do if the Chargers are going to be in the Super Bowl next year. However, as the Bengals showed us this year, a team can go on a run if they get hot at the right time and the Chargers should be taking notes.
The Bolts already have the quarterback for the job. Now they need to do certain things around him this offseason to get him there.
Here are 5 things the LA Chargers can do to make the Super Bowl in 2023:
1. Continue building out the offensive line
The LA Chargers did a tremendous job of improving the offensive line in 2021. The Bolts had the worst offensive line in the entire league in 2020 and Tom Telesco went to work to make sure that was not the case in 2021. He made Corey Linsley the highest-paid center in the league, made a very savvy signing in Matt Feiler and had Rashawn Slater fall to his lap with the 13th overall pick.
The right side of the line was fantastic. The left side... not so much. Oday Aboushi looked like he was going to be a quality signing but he tore his ACL in Week 5. Bryan Bulaga only played in Week 1 and Storm Norton took over in the second half of that game.
Norton and Michael Schofield were the two starting options for the Bolts on the right side, exposing the Chargers' offensive line depth. Telesco did a great job of starting the rebuilding phase and putting together a really good left side that can keep the team afloat. Now, it is time to finish the job on the right side.