If an analyst were to just look at the LA Chargers roster it would look like the team did not improve much this offseason. Sure, the Bolts brought in a new draft class but so did the rest of the NFL. The only other external additions were brought in to replace outgoing free agents.
While the talent may not seem all that different for the Bolts, the team still experienced a massive upgrade and it was one of the first moves of the offseason. Brandon Staley decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and eventually hired Kellen Moore to replace him.
Moore was not viewed as an initial candidate as he was the offensive coordinator for a Dallas Cowboys team that has been great offensively. However, Mike McCarthy wanted more control of the offense and decided to mutually part ways with Moore to allow him to sign on with the Chargers.
There is no question that this is an upgrade for the Chargers. However, some fans still may not fathom how big of an upgrade it truly was. Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus recently ranked the top-10 offensive coordinators in the sport. Moore didn't just make the list, he checked in at the No. 2 spot on the list.
"Dak Prescott was significantly more aggressive in Dallas with Moore running the offense, and it’s a system that wants to rely on the quarterback as much as possible. Moore’s reputation is already high, but unleashing the best version of Herbert this season will only enhance it."
Chargers boast one of the best offensive coordinators in the sport with Kellen Moore
Do you know who didn't make the top-10 offensive coordinators list? Joe Lombardi, who has the same role with the Denver Broncos. Of course, that offense is going to be run by Sean Payton, who will once again make Lombardi look good like he did back in New Orleans.
Moore has done nothing but prove that he is one of the best offensive minds in the sport with the Dallas Cowboys. Moore has undoubtedly elevated that Cowboys offense and the potential with the Chargers is even greater.
Justin Herbert is a better quarterback than Dak Prescott as the difference between an elite quarterback and a really good quarterback is massive. The receiving weapons are as good if not better than the best Dallas days and the offensive line should be one of the best in the sport.
There are so many weapons for Moore to play around with in the offense and by the time the 2023 season is over, he might be the leading candidate to get a head-coaching gig somewhere else for what he will do for the Bolts.