NFL Awards 2018: Chargers in line for multiple honors

The Los Angeles Chargers are thriving in 2018.

The team led by head coach Anthony Lynn is firmly in line for a playoff spot in just its second season in the City of Angels. After infamously breaking the hearts of San Diego fans, Los Angeles is adding insult to injury with several chargers in consideration for postseason accolades.

Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers is having a banner year — one that is slated to be his best as a professional if he keeps up his current pace. NFL general managers have taken notice as well.

Along with Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes, he’s the subject of Most Valuable Player Award chatter around the league. Multiple executives consider him to be one of the favorites to receive the honor come February.

Similarly, rookie Derwin James is a popular choice among NFL brass to take home Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. The Florida State product has notched 93 tackles and three interceptions in his first year on the Bolts’ top-10 defense.

And then there’s Lynn, who one general manager praised.

“They keep having injuries and not giving a s___,” he quipped. “It’s impressive.”

The Chargers will face the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos in their final two games.

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Michael C. Jones is the managing editor and founder of Sports Out West and a Southern California-based sports journalist. His credits include Yahoo Sports and Bleacher Report, among others.


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