There are important NFL players and then there are the players who shoulder the fate of their teams based on day-in, day-out performance during the season. These are the latter. Here are the 3 Players Who Will Make Or Break The San Diego Chargers' 2015 Season.
RB Melvin Gordon
Gordon ran for 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns last year for Wisconsin, and he fell just a few yards short of Barry Sanders’ record for most all-purpose yards in a single season. All signs point to him having a very successful career, but the Chargers need him to be successful right away because of the lack of depth they have at the position.
C Chris Watt
12 months ago, Watt was just another NFL prospect staring at uncertain future in the league. Now just one year later, the former offensive guard out of Notre Dame will be a focal points of the team's offensive line as San Diego's starting center. The kid is heady and talented to be sure, but he'll need to make a seamless transition as a full-time starter at center for the team's O-line to function in sync.
DL Ricardo Mathews
Re-signed on a one-year deal by the Bolts in late March, Mathews is a major hinge player for the team's depth on the defensive line. The 27-year-old has an explosive arsenal of moves off the snap, but he'll once again need to prove himself worthy of playing time. If he can, the Bolts will have one of the more solid defensive fronts depth-wise in the AFC West.Back to the Los Angeles Chargers Newsfeed