Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart
- Dignity Health Sports Park
- Head Coach
- Anthony Lynn
- Offensive Coordinator
- Ken Whisenhunt
- Defensive Coordinator
- Gus Bradley
- Special Teams Coach
- George Stewart
- Defensive Scheme
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There has been buzz that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a possible landing spot for Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who will become a free agent in March. After his worst season since 2007, the aging gunslinger is unlikely to re-sign with the Bolts, and he recently moved his family from San Diego to Florida to be closer to his extended family in Alabama. The 38-year-old might have a year or two left of football in him if he continues to play, but the 2019 season showed that he's near the end of the line. Rivers would only be an option for Tampa if they choose not to bring Jameis Winston back for at least another season after he led all of football in passing yards last season.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, an eight-time Pro Bowler who played last in 2018, announced his retirement on Tuesday. The 39-year-old is the team's all-time leader in catches (955), receiving yards (11,841) and touchdowns (116). Gates and quarterback Philip Rivers combined for 89 touchdowns, which is the most in NFL history by a tight end-quarterback tandem. Gates is the league's all-time touchdown leader among tight ends and is only the 22nd player in history to catch at least 900 passes. His 955 catches rank No. 17 all time and third among tight ends. He'll go down as one of the greatest ever at his position and will surely be elected to the Hall of Fame when he's eligible.
Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he remains committed to head coach Anthony Lynn despite a 5-11 season in 2019. I like the culture here, Telesco said. I like the foundation thats been built. I love our head coach. Theres nobody else that I want to go into battle with than (Lynn). He'll be heading into the final year of his four-year contract, so the Chargers will need to turn things around in 2020 for Lynn to get another extension. It will be an interesting offseason for the Bolts, with Philip Rivers, Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler all free agents. Ekeler is expected to return, but Rivers and Gordon could certainly be playing for other teams next season.
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers guided the team to one last loss on Sunday against the Chiefs, and it may be the end of an era. Rivers completed 31 passes for 381 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in what might possibly be his final game as a member of the squad. It was one of Rivers' roughest seasons under center for the Chargers, finishing up with just 23 touchdowns, his fewest in over a decade. His 20 interceptions ties for the second-most he's ever thrown in a season, and while his 4,615 passing yards were the most he's posted in four years, the 5-11 record was a huge disappointment after last year's playoff berth. Rivers has insisted that he's intending on playing another season in the NFL, but even he admits it may not be with LA. The 38-year-old is an unrestricted free agent.
Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler got plenty of opportunities on Sunday, but the Kansas City Chiefs were prepared for the shifty back. Ekeler was on the precipice of breaking the 1,000-yard mark for receiving yards, giving LA a trio of 1,000-yard receivers, but he ended up just seven yards short of the mark. Ekeler hauled in nine receptions, his second-most in any game this season, but he was hit almost instantly on every catch. The 4.8 yards per reception was his second-worst pace of the year. Ekeler is now a restricted free agent and with starting running back Melvin Gordon hitting the open market as well, Ekeler could find himself with the starting gig next year in LA. It will be an interesting offseason.