Chargers Training Camp: Justin Herbert and 3 main concerns

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The Los Angeles Chargers are preparing for an NFL training camp unlike any other.

It was already going to be an unfamiliar offseason for the Chargers, who are set to begin a training camp without Philip Rivers or Melvin Gordon. That, in and of itself, is a weird reality — especially not seeing number 17 out there competing just as hard in training camp as he does on Sundays.

The current state of the world, with the coronavirus pandemic, has resulted in so many changes in thousands of industries. The sports world is no different.

Chargers training camp will be different, first and foremost, because it will have so many guidelines and restrictions; not only for coaches, players and employees, but media and fans. As for the fans, there will be none at camp this year.

So, Anthony Lynn and his staff have to conduct a camp with a top-10 pick in quarterback Justin Herbert, a freshly cemented back field with the departure of Gordon and a hopefully-healthy defense that could finish as a top-5 unit. All of this must be done under strict regulations, which are still being ironed out, believe it or not.

As fans prepare to eat up every single bit of training camp news they can possibly find in a few weeks, they are likely asking questions and raising many concerns. All offseason long, it’s been mostly chatter about the quarterback position — and guess what? It’s not going to change.

Justin Herbert will be a name you continually hear dominate Chargers training camp, and justifiably so. But, he’s not the only big conversation that will be had. There are other questions and concerns, starting with one gigantic elephant in the room.