About Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers Tickets 2019 Season Outlook
In an offense loaded with skilled players like RB Melvin Gordon and WR Keenan Allen, Philip Rivers matched the best passer rating of his career last year. The Chargers lost WR Tyrell Williams to the division rival Raiders, but they’ll get TE Hunter Henry back from the injury that kept him out for all of 2018 after he scored 12 touchdowns in his first 2 seasons.
The defense, led by one of the league’s best pass-rushing duos in defensive ends Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, is deep and talented. Despite finishing as the 8th best defense last year, the Chargers used their first two draft picks to select DT Jerry Tillery and S Nassir Adderley-both of whom should contribute. If the offensive line can block, a big if, then this team can make a deep run.
History of the Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers were established along with seven other American Football League teams in 1959. Their first season was in 1960 and then in 1962 the team moved to San Diego. The original owner of the Chargers was Barron Hilton (of Hilton Hotels). In the 1960's, wide receiver Lance Alworth led the team to success in the AFL, including an AFL Championship in 1963. Then in 1970 the Chargers joined the NFL due to the AFL-NFL merger During the 1970's and 80's, the team became known for their big-play offense featuring Dan Fouts and Kellen Winslow, who are both now in the professional football Hall of Fame. Linebacker Junior Seau became the face of the Chargers during the 1990's, even helping the team reach the Super Bowl for the only time in 1995. The Chargers began a new era in 2017 when the team returned to Los Angeles. Their temporary home venue will be the StubHub Center, which is also home to the LA Galaxy. The StubHub Center seats 27,000 making it the smallest stadium in the NFL. This is due to the fact that the stadium is mainly used for MLS games. The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park will be the Chargers permanent home venue when construction is complete in 2020.