Good morning, Chargers fans!
This morning, we’re discussing our offensive and defensive MVPs for the Chargers through the first month of the season.
I normally try to think outside of the box, but it’s incredibly tough not to immediately pick both Justin Herbert and Khalil Mack.
Herbert currently leads the NFL with 1,250 passing yards while his nine touchdown passes ranks fifth. Mack’s five sacks has him tied for third in the league while his six tackles for loss is also tied for sixth. Both of these players are making huge impacts on their respective sides of the ball in every game this season and they each deserve humongous amounts of praise their efforts.
Some other guys I’d like to point out are Gerald Everett and Asante Samuel Jr.
Everett is second on the team in receiving yards behind Mike Williams and also sits at the top of the team with two touchdown catches alongside Williams and Zander Horvath. Samuel has had his hands on plenty of throws this year and it’s only a matter of time before his interception total spikes. Both players look like phenomenal fits with this team and I’m excited to see how they perform throughout the rest of the season.
So let me know all of your thoughts below and whether or not you agree with my picks!
And now for today’s links.
The Chargers assessed the ups and downs of the young season (Chargers.com)
Point spread, over/under for this week’s game against the Browns (Chargers Wire)
Two speedy wide receivers have recently hit the market that the Chargers could be interested in (Bolt Beat)
Five takeaways from the Chargers’ win over the Texans (Charger Report)
Answering 17 big quarterback questions (ESPN)
The Texans released tight end Pharaoh Brown on Tuesday (ESPN)
How many coaches in the NFL are currently feeling their seat getting warm? (CBS Sports)
Geno Smith was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Pro Football Talk)
Tua Tagovailoa will be interviewed this week as part of the ongoing investigation into the handling of his concussion (Bleacher Report)
Five overreactions from week four (NFL.com)