Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers will enter the post Philip Rivers era in 2020. There will be a battle between rookie Herbert and Tyrod Taylor to see who will be the starting quarterback. There will also be some changes in the backfield with Gordon in Denver. Austin Ekeler will have to step up as the premiere back.
Ekeler has always been a big part of the Chargers’ offense, but he did so as a pass catcher. During Gordon’s absence last season, Ekeler proved that he could run the ball effectively. He scored three touchdowns in a Week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Four games later, he finished with 15 catches in a loss to Denver. Ekeler will have to step up as a three down back.
Behind Ekeler is Justin Jackson, who could be in line for a breakout season thanks to an increased workload. The Chargers are in rebuild mode. That was clear when they decided to move on from Rivers and draft Herbert in the top six.
They have two talented receivers in Keenan Allen and Mike Williams and a tight end with a high ceiling in Hunter Henry.