There is a lot of excitement around the 2022 Chargers as the team has a roster that can absolutely contend for the Super Bowl. While the Bolts went 12-4 in 2018, it is safe to say that this is the most talented roster the team has had since the 14-2 2006 Chargers.
There are actually some unique parallels between the 2006 and 2022 Chargers and we could end up seeing a version of the Bolts that is very similar to the best team in franchise history. But what if we could combine the two teams?
We recently asked a prompt on our Facebook page: which three players from the 2006 Chargers would you put on the 2022 Chargers? And the more we thought about it, it became clear that there are three players that could be added to this 2022 squad and would help them potentially go undefeated with how talented the roster already is.
3 players from the 2006 Chargers that would help the 2022 Chargers go undefeated:
1. LaDainian Tomlinson
This is the biggest no-brainer of them all. Obviously, the 2006 MVP would join the current version of the Chargers and it would create one of the scariest offenses in league history. We are assuming that we get prime LT who is just as talented and in 2006 he had one of the greatest seasons of all time.
Some may say that LT would not have been as elite without Lorenzo Neal and that is probably fair. However, fullback is not nearly as important in today's game and prime LT would be able to do so many things in this RPO-style offense that the Chargers are running.
Austin Ekeler is great but the idea of MVP-level Herbert and MVP-level LT in the same backfield is truly what dreams are made of.