Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Los Angeles Chargers compete in the NFL’s AFC [West] Division and they play out of the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. They spent their first season in Los Angeles before making a move to San Diego in 1961.

The franchise would then go on to spend a number of years in California before moving back to LA in 2016. They played under the Los Angeles banner in the newly minted StubHub Stadium back in 2017.

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The Chargers have never won a Super Bowl, although they have made an appearance against the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XXIX. They were washed away by the 49’ers and lost the match-up 49-26. This still remains their only appearance in the mecca of American Football.

Their return to LA wasn’t as smooth as one would think, and their return home was met with plenty of flak. Not to mention, the city of LA was now home to two competing teams, LA Rams and Chargers. What’s more, the media came down hard on the Chargers with an LA Times article being titled “We. Don’t Want. You”.

The team has had several notable eras, hosting some of the very best to step onto a football field. Chiefly, Philip Rivers sticks out when looking at his body of work over the years. Rivers started every game at Quarterback from 2006 to 2019.

Nov 12, 2020; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) throws against Tennessee Titans defensive end Jack Crawford (94) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, the inclusion of the 6 overall NFL draft pick, Justin Herbert, at the Quarterback position has given a new direction to the franchise. The 22-year-old Rose Bowl MVP has the potential to carry the Los Angeles Chargers to new heights based on his collegiate promise with the Oregon Ducks.

Nov 15, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) scrambles with the ball around Los Angeles Chargers outside linebacker Kyzir White (44) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers finished 3rd overall in the AFC West in the 2020 season with a 7-9 season. The team improved on its 5-11 record from the previous year.

Logo

The Los Angeles Chargers' logo has seen some variations over the course of their tenure in the NFL. The franchise currently rocks a simplistic lightning bolt with a smooth outline to boot.

The team has understandably had numerous alterations considering the fact that they moved from LA to San Diego and then back to Los Angeles.

Logos of the past have included a powder blue and white shield with a blue bronco’s head and a white lightning bolt. What’s more, the logo also became slightly more straightforward with a blue helmet with a lightning bolt across it.

Owner Achievements

Dean Alexander Spanos is the owner and chairman of the Los Angeles Chargers. Dean’s father purchased a majority stake in the team back in 1984, and he took over daily operations 10 years later. Furthermore, day-to-day operations were assumed by his sons in 2015, making the Bolts a legacy franchise.

Dean Spanos’ watchful eye has brought outstanding success to the franchise, with 113 victories being accrued between 2004-14. Not to mention 5 of these were AFC West championships and 4 playoff games. The feat is only magnified when things are put into perspective, considering how only 3 teams won more games in that period.

What’s more, Spanos also serves on 2 NFL committees to this day. Namely, the league’s Management Council Executive Committee [CEC] and the Business Ventures Committee.

Sponsors

Monkey Knife Fight is one of the largest Daily Fantasy Sports [DFS] platforms that got on board with the Chargers for pre and post-game radio promotion. Furthermore, they’re also entrenched with the team’s social media and in-stadium branding.

Another application on board is the ‘GameOn Technology’ that allows Chargers fans to engage with the team in a unique and innovative way. Pechanga Resorts and Casinos were also announced as major players for both Los Angeles NFL franchises in the Rams and Chargers. Additionally, Pechanga is the first Southern California-headquartered company to link up with SoFi stadiums.

2021 Roster Foundation

Quarterbacks10. Justin Herbert

2. Easton Stick

5. Tyrod Taylor

Running Backs31. Kalen Ballage

27. Joshua Kelly

40. Gabe Nabers

35. Troymaine Pope

Wide Receivers13. Keenan Allen

15. Jalen Guyton

84. K.J Hill

83. Tyron Johnson

12. Joe Reed

81. Mike Williams

Tight Ends82. Stephen Anderson

86. Hunter Henry

89. Donald Parham

Offensive Linemen75. Bryan Bulaga

66. Dan Feeney

76. Forrest Lamp

74. Storm Norton

79. Trey Pipkins

61. Scott Quessenberry

73. Tyree St. Louis

69. Sam Tevi

64. Cole Toner

70. Trai Turner

Defensive Linemen97. Joey Bosa

91. Cortez Broughton

54. Melvin Ingram

93. Justin Jones

95. Linval Joseph

90. Jessie Lemonier

98. Isaac Rochell

71. Damion Square

99. Jerry Tillery

Linebackers51. Emeke Egbule

46. Malik Jefferson

56. Kenneth Murray

42. Uchenna Nwosu

52. Denzel Perryman

59. Nick Vigil

Defensive Backs36. Jahleel Addae

24. Nasir Adderley

37. Tevaughn Campbell

43. Michael Davis

32. Alohi Gilman

26. Casey Hayward

23. Rayshawn Jenkins

Special Teams4. Michael Badgley

1. Ty Long

45. Cole Mazza

 2021 Charity

The Chargers’ top brass in the Spanos family is hailed as one of the most philanthropic families in the NFL. In 1995, ‘The Chargers Community Foundation’ was created and nearly $13 million have since directly aided children and families. CEO Dean Spanos also created the Chargers Champions program that has contributed nearly $6 million to schools, teachers, and students.

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Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage (31) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Darius Harris (47) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

In 2014, the A.G Spanos Heart and Vascular Center at Mercy General Hospital materialized due to a $15 million gift from the family. Additionally, $500,000 was also sent out to upgrade the University of California’s Alex G. Spanos Training Facility. The charitable work put forward under the Chargers' banner has earned the family and organization recognition over the course of their time in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Achievements and History

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Founded1960
OwnerDean Spanos
CEODean Spanos
Head CoachAnthony Lynn
StadiumSoFi Stadium
LocationInglewood, California
Sponsors/PartnersMonkey Knife Fight, SoFi, GameOn Technology, Pacifico Beer and Pechanga Resort and Casino
ChampionshipsLeague Championships (1)

AFL championship: 1963

Conference championships (1)

AFC: 1994

Division championships (15)

AFL Western: 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965

AFC West: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1992, 1994, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Official WebsiteLos Angeles Chargers [www.chargers.com]