Los Angeles Chargers: 5 burning questions on offense

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With the Los Angeles Chargers beginning training camp later this month, what are five burning questions on offense?

2020 is set to be a year of transition for the Los Angeles Chargers. For the first time since 2006, Philip Rivers isn’t set to be on the roster while the team picked Justin Herbert with the sixth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to be the future of the franchise.

Herbert may not be the starting quarterback right away, that title belongs to veteran Tyrod Taylor, however, he will need to start at some point in 2020. Then there are other changes that took place on offense: running back Melvin Gordon is now with the divisional rival Denver Broncos while veteran Russell Okung was traded to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for guard Trai Turner.

Then there’s head coach Anthony Lynn, who’s likely on the hot seat heading into 2020. After winning 12 games in 2018, Lynn and the Chargers regressed in 2019, winning just five games. Unless the Chargers are amongst one of the most injured teams in the NFL in 2020, a playoff appearance could be the only thing that saves Lynn.

Besides just changes at the quarterback positions, changes on the offensive line, and Lynn potentially being on the hot seat, there are plenty of other questions as well: Will tight end Hunter Henry ever end up starting a full 16 games? How about Mike Williams, who was drafted by the team at seventh overall in the 2017 NFL Draft? Will he continue to build on a strong 2019 season?

These are questions that need to be asked about the state of the Chargers offense, especially as the team enters a new era. With that said, what are five burning questions on offense for the Chargers?