The Chargers have made a big turnaround in their season.
After a brutal loss to the Patriots, head coach Anthony Lynn made adjustments to the special teams unit after he took over and the blunders caused by special teams this season has improved drastically since Lynn took it over.
The Chargers are now on a three-game win streak one of their longest in years, and they have an opportunity this Sunday to win their third straight AFC West game against the Kansas City Cheifs.
If the Chargers are able to win this Sunday they will finish the season 7-9, which is impressive considering they were looking at the 4th pick in the draft and a 4-12 finish only a month ago.
The boost to morale for the team has been far worth moving down in the draft order, and the Chargers will still finish with a good pick to get one of the best left tackles in the draft class.
There is an amount of uncertainty of what will happen once the final seconds roll-off in the fourth quarter on Sunday, will the Chargers choose to keep Anthony Lynn as their head coach after Justin Herbert and Derwin James made their case to the Chargers brass, or will they let Lynn go on Black Monday and look elsewhere for a head coach, with several connections between Bill OC Brain Daboll and current Chargers GM Tom Telesco who both went to high school together. That also implies that the Spanos decides to keep Telesco as the GM, which he has held the position for seven years now and only has two playoff wins.
These three wins against the Falcons, Raiders, and Broncos have not been pretty wins, but we have seen the development of Justin Herbert over the last few weeks in his ability to not only put up eye-popping numbers but also lead the team down the field in late-game situations.
It is safe to say that the 2020 draft class could very well save Tom Telesco’s job with him hitting on two future stars in the first round in Justin Herbert and Kenneth Murray.
There is a lot to look forward to this Sunday, Justin Herbert has a chance to break the rookie passing yards record, after breaking the passing touchdowns record last week against the Broncos. He will also look to lock up Rookie of the Year, in what looks to be just a two-man race between him and Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson who has also had a record-breaking season.
Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell is also in the lead for the Walter Payton Man of the Year voting, he has a lead of almost 100k votes on Cheifs tight end Travis Kelce, however, the Cheifs fanbase is making a comeback. Make sure to Retween anything on Twitter with #WPMOYChallenge + Rochell and tweet to help him win. Sadly this will be the Charger’s last game of the season, and an odd year filled with a pandemic, and another challenging season for the fanbase, but the silver lining of the Chargers season has definitely been Justin Herbert.
The Chargers will look to finish the season strong and hopefully get healthier and come back stronger to contend in 2021!
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