Chargers HC Brandon Staley Talks Up Justin Herbert and Corey Linsley Partnership

Published 04/12/2021, 1:40 PM EDT
Dec 27, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks on prior to a game against the Denver Broncos at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NFL season is shaping up to be a heated affair, as expected. Teams across the league have done their best to strengthen their respective rosters in the summer. Justin Herbert-led Los Angeles Chargers were active in the free agency market.

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After parting ways with former coach Anthony Lynn, the Stanos family moved quickly to bring in Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator, Brandon Staley as their new boss. He is expected to help 2020 NFL ROTY Justin Herbert achieve his full potential after having a stellar debut season.

Nov 8, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) is tackled by Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers brought in guard Matt Reiler, cornerback Michael Davis, kicker Michael Badgley, tight end Jared Cook, and guard Oday Aboushi. But their biggest acquisition last month was former Green Bay Packers star Corey Linsley.

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Brandon Staley looking forward to Justin Herbert – Corey Linsley pairing

Speaking to the team’s official website, Los Angeles Chargers HC Brandon Staley was all praise for Corey Linsley. He suggested that the experienced NFL guard will form a strong partnership with young QB Justin Herbert.

He said, “We wanted to become a bigger team. When you sign who we feel like is the best center in football in Corey Linsley — a commander — and who’s a guy that has all of the leadership intangibles that that position acquires, then you have him and [QB] Justin Herbert running the show in the middle of your offense, we feel like that’s going to be a winning edge for us.”

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“You know who [Linsley] has been partnering up with in his career [Packers QB Aaron Rodgers], one of the special guys in the league. Now, Justin and Corey can team up to be one of those special tandems in the league. I think the big thing with Corey is that we feel like he is a difference-maker. There are a lot of centers that are good players, but who is a difference-maker? We feel like Corey is a difference-maker in more ways than one — certainly with his physical skills, but then all of the intangible stuff, too,” Staley said earlier this week.

Linsley spent 7 years with the Packers before opting to leave in search of a new challenge. He penned a 5-year deal with the Chargers worth $62.5 million ($17 million in guarantees). Let’s hope he lives up to that price tag and helps Herbet unlock his full potential in the coming years.

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