Chargers Grade Out Horribly in NFLPA Report Card

The Los Angeles Chargers receive a failing grade in almost every category in the annual player survey.

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The Los Angeles Chargers are going through a transformation this offseason as they brought in Joe Hortiz as general manager and Jim Harbaugh as the new head coach. This couldn't have come at a better time because the reputation of the organization is in absolute shambles right now.

NFL Players Association just released the results of their annual Player Team Report Cards survey. In this survey, they ask every player on an NFL roster to provide data and feedback about their teams in 11 categories that include ownership, head coach, and facilities.

Unfortunately, the Chargers ranked 30th out of 32 teams in this evaluation that involved 1,706 players in the league. This is the same rank the Bolts were in last season.

Chargers A Bottom-Five Organization According to Player Survey

There are a few major issues of concern for Chargers players. One should be fixed soon. The team is currently located in a temporary facility that isn't an NFL-caliber workplace. The new practice facility should be ready before next season.

However, there are more areas that need attention. The food in the cafeteria ranked last in the NFL, while team travel got a D- rating because Los Angeles is one of the only franchises that sends equipment with the players, causing significant delays.

There isn't any one area that the Chargers particularly excel in. The highest-ranked category for the Chargers is the nutritionist/dietician which is 16th in the NFL. In every other category, the Chargers are in the bottom-ten of the league.

This is seriously embarrassing for the franchise. Whether moving to the new practice facility improves the grades next season remains to be seen, but it's clear that Hortiz and Harbaugh have plenty of work to do to improve the working conditions of their players as well as the overall reputation of the organization.

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