Every AFC West Team’s Biggest Red Flag – Los Angeles Chargers: No Identity
The San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers are one of the 12 NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl. Unfortunately for them, the prospect of bringing home their first Lombardi Trophy still seems like a mirage headed into the 2020 season.
Outside of having a knack for wasting incredible talent, the Chargers don’t seem to have a recognizable identity. And having no identity appears to be their biggest red flag.
The Chargers’ move to Los Angeles should have been a good one. Unfortunately, they basically moved into the shadow of the more prominent team that also moved to LA – the Rams.
Also, the player most associated with the Chargers for the last decade and a half is now a member of the Indianapolis Colts. And while there are some talented players on the Chargers’ roster, none are currently synonymous with the organization.
More synonymous names like LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Gates, and Philip Rivers are or will be Hall of Famers and the Chargers were ultimately unable to give these players a Super Bowl win. The same could go for Dan Fouts and other members of the Air Coryell era.
Unfortunately for Chargers fans, it could be the same fate for players like Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen, or this year’s number six overall pick, Justin Herbert. Unless this team finds and identity, this carousel will continue to spin.
There are a few ways that the Chargers could find their identity.
First, they need to be the dominant team in Los Angeles. It could also be found with head coach Anthony Lynn putting together some consistently successful seasons or Justin Herbert becoming a legit NFL star.
If they can’t find a way to grab the attention of football fans, their biggest red flag will continue to be their lack of identity.