Chargers coach Anthony Lynn loves the depth his team has this year
The Los Angeles Chargers were one of the best teams in the NFL during the 2018 season, and if they want to compete for a Super Bowl title in 2019, the team will need more from their role players. According to Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, he thinks the team is well positioned to be a deep contender.
Speaking to ESPN earlier this week, Lynn noted that his aim for the upcoming season is to stay healthy, but does see this Chargers team as being extremely deep. After losing the likes of Hunter Henry and dealing with a wave of injuries late in the 2018 season, it seems as if the Chargers are at a place where they love their depth.
“Health is important for any team that wants to compete for a Super Bowl,” Lynn said (via ESPN). “I like our depth. We do have some depth on this football team. I don’t want to see anyone getting hurt. I definitely want to try to take care of guys a little bit better than I did last year and see if that helps in December and January — see if that’s when we can play at our best.”
Last season, the Chargers played through a majority of games without defensive end Joey Bosa, tight end Hunter Henry, cornerback Trevor Williams, and guard Forrest Lamp. Despite the injuries, the Chargers still went 12-4 and nearly stole the AFC West away from the Chiefs.
With those players all making their way back to the starting lineup, the Chargers suddenly have a much deeper team and look ready to make another postseason run. With a devastating defense that features Pro Bowl talent at every level and an offense that scored nearly 30 points per game, the Chargers have everything they need to make a Super Bowl run next year.