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I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Mel Kiper dropped his latest mock draft and he’s got the Chargers taking an offensive tackle at #6. Check that link to find out which one it was as all three of the top tackles could be viable at that pick.

Speculation on where Melvin Gordon ends up in free agency has revved up the last week as the former first-round pick has been tied to both the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins.

We are so close to the NFL Scouting Combine with the start of the new league year coming right after. There’s so much to look forward to in the immediate future and I hope you’re all as excited as I am.

Jordan Howard could be the pounder that the LA Chargers need

https://boltbeat.com/2020/02/19/jordan-howard-could-be-the-pounder-that-the-la-chargers-need/

“...the Chargers could definitely use a hard-nosed, straight-ahead runner. Looking at free agents that may be available when the signing period officially starts, Jordan Howard is a name that jumps out.”

2020 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Chargers Draft Justin Herbert to Replace Philip Rivers

https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/02/18/nfl-mock-draft-2020-joe-burrow-bengals-justin-herbert-chargers

“The widely-expected belief that Philip Rivers won’t be back with the Chargers was confirmed by the team on Monday. Regardless of the free agents the Chargers may pursue ahead of the draft, Herbert has the tantalizing traits—prototypical size, arm strength, plus mobility and intelligence—that could entice the Chargers to take a chance on him this high.”

2020 NFL Free Agency: Hall of Famer predicts Chargers RB Melvin Gordon signs with Dolphins

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/2020-nfl-free-agency-hall-of-famer-predicts-chargers-rb-melvin-gordon-signs-with-dolphins/

“I think this young man ends up in Miami,” Tomlinson told NFL Network, via NESN.com. “You think about what Miami is preparing for. They got an older quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick — ‘Fitzmagic,’ I should say — and there’s talk about them drafting a young Tua [Tagovailoa]. With that being said, you need a running back like Melvin Gordon who can churn out yards for a team that hasn’t been able to run the football at all.”

sup, @PFChangs

https://www.chargers.com/news/sup-pfchangs

Five 2020 offseason moves for AFC teams: Bill Barnwell predicts trades, NFL free agency, cuts

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28710674/five-2020-offseason-moves-afc-teams-bill-barnwell-predicts-trades-nfl-free-agency-cuts

2. Fix the offensive line. I don’t doubt that Philip Rivers declined in 2019, but the offensive line in front of him absolutely dissipated. Rivers didn’t throw a single pass in 2019 with both Russell Okung and Mike Pouncey on the field after throwing 463 passes (and posting a passer rating of 104.2) with both of them up front in 2018. Nine offensive linemen took at least 100 snaps for L.A. in 2019. Many of them weren’t very good.”

Breaking down AFC West championship odds for Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers, Broncos

https://dknation.draftkings.com/2020/2/20/21143377/afc-west-odds-2020-chiefs-raiders-chargers-broncos-favorite-sleeper

“There are some big questions at the quarterback spot heading into 2020 as Philip Rivers will not be playing quarterback for the Chargers next season. It’s possible Los Angeles goes into the draft to make some noise, but this is an absolutely loaded free agency class of quarterbacks coming up this offseason.”

Running Back By Committee Report: AFC West 2019 Recap

https://www.numberfire.com/nfl/news/30920/running-back-by-committee-report-afc-west-2019-recap

“The Los Angeles Chargers’ season began a little differently than most, as star running back Melvin Gordon held out until Week 5, allowing Austin Ekeler to own the backfield through the first quarter of the season.”

Around the AFC West: Big offseason moves loom in the division

https://1043thefan.com/2086176/around-the-afc-west-big-offseason-moves-loom-in-the-division/

“This offseason is chock full of so many storylines – and many of the top stories have a connection to the Broncos division. The three main competitors for the Broncos are going to look much different in some cases when the 2020 season begins. This offseason will bring about those changes that must be monitored by the Broncos.”

Hunter Henry’s Best Plays From the 2019 Season | LA Chargers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmMI_csLPYo

Check out all of TE Hunter Henry’s best plays from the 2019-20 season.

[Anderson] A source tells me that #Chargers LT Russell Okung has expressed his uncertainty in the direction of the organization. While the team has attempted to reassure him, Okung remains skeptical of the team’s direction and his future with the team.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Chargers/comments/f6w553/anderson_a_source_tells_me_that_chargers_lt/