As we get closer to the start of the season for the Chargers, they should address the left tackle position by signing Jason Peters.
With the 2020 season closing in, the Chargers will be anxiously awaiting the start of the season.
Last season, it felt like a bit of a disappointment that the team finished with a 5-11 record. The Chargers were in a lot of games late but were unable to get the job done.
This offseason, they made some notable changes, as for the first time in a decade, Philip Rivers won’t be the quarterback of the Chargers. As of now, the Chargers have Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback, but the sixth overall pick, Justin Herbert, is waiting in the wings.
For both quarterbacks, protecting them will be key to either having success. In the last few seasons, Los Angeles hasn’t done a very good job protecting the quarterback.
They have started to strengthen the unit, but there is still a glaring weakness at the left tackle position. As the blindside protector of the quarterback, the left tackle position is the most important on the offensive line.
Recently, Bleacher Report named the one thing that every team in the NFL should do. For the Chargers, it was to sign left tackle Jason Peters. Even though Peters might not be the All-Pro he once was, he is still a much better option than what Los Angeles has right now at left tackle.
In 13 games with the Eagles last season, Peters was still a great pass blocker, as he allowed just three sacks all season. Whether it be Taylor or Herbert, protecting the quarterback will be key for the Chargers.
Since Los Angeles has some great weapons on the offensive side of the ball, giving the quarterback time to throw the ball could result in the Chargers’ offense being much better than expected.
Depending on how the possible multiple options the Chargers will test out at left tackle, they could look to address the position at some point this offseason. If they do, Peters would be a good option.