The Los Angeles Chargers were picked by many to be the AFC West champions this past offseason, but they failed to take care of business against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. They were able to bounce back against the Buffalo Bills this past weekend, beating rookie Josh Allen in his first NFL start, but the Chiefs also won, and look to once again be the best team in the West.
Still, the Chargers have the talent to make the playoffs this season, and will likely be picking towards the bottom of the first round. They still do not have star edge rusher Joey Bosa back, and when he does return from injury, he instantly makes this Chargers defense the best in the division.
When it comes time to draft next April, the Chargers should have their eyes on a quarterback, and Justin Herbert from Oregon is a special one. He has been a star since starting as a freshman for the Ducks, and under new head coach Mario Cristobal this season, he has shown he can not only protect the ball, but spread it around to all of his wide receivers.
Chargers starting quarterback Philip Rivers is still very productive, and he may not retire for another couple of years. However, like most teams with an aging quarterback, the succession plan has to be put in place, and if Herbert is available when the Chargers pick, they have to bring him in as the heir to Rivers’ throne.