“Chargers Worst Fears–About to Happen?”
The future of the Chargers could be decided in the next couple of weeks, and it may not be a very good future.
The Bolts decision to cut loose QB-Philip Rivers could lead to a series of dominoes that fall that could leave this team looking like an expansion team.
Connect the dots.
Rivers could be headed to the Indianapolis Colts, and just last week I asked the question would other impending Bolt free agents want to stay on a team that no longer has Rivers as the triggerman?
Now come reports that the New England Patriots, who always wheel and deal around the draft, and make trades, are targeting Chargers tight end Hunter Henry. Asking the question who would you rather catch passes from, Tyrod Taylor or Tom Brady?
And running back Melvin Gordon, whose holdout hurt the team, could be targeted by another team that runs the ball and throws to its running backs, the Steelers. Do you think Gordon is better served to run and each passes from Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, or Derek Carr in Las Vegas, compared to stay in a Rivers-less team in Los Angeles?
Just think of the collateral damage from the early decision Tom Telesco, John Spanos and Anthony Lynn made on Rivers. Dominoes about to fall here?
Think about what this team would be like next season without its QB-RB-TE?
And if that is not enough of a negative vibe, remember Joey Bosa become a free agent next March and indications are he’d like to team with his broker, Nick, as a member of the 49ers.
I don’t think the rumor Tom Brady exiting New England to play for the Charges has any legs to it. I don’t think drafting a Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert guarantees you an instant winning season. And I don’t think putting all your Tyrod Taylor chips on the table puts you in a race for the AFC-wildcard spot in a division owned by the Chiefs.
This has the potential to be a horrible off season, possibly followed by a horrible next season. Maybe the front office didn’t think about this when they made decision one on the quarterback. Now it might be out of their control.
Chargers fans, connect the dots. This could be a messy ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ picture in a couple of weeks.