Relocation is always a difficult process for an NFL team. It is difficult to leave behind a passionate and devoted fan base. The team’s move was initially met with skepticism, as many wondered how the Chargers would fare in a new market. However, there is one surefire way for a team to endure themselves to a new fanbase: winning.
With a strong 12-4 season this year, fan interest in the team has increased, and some of these concerns have lessened. Although the Chargers won an AFL championship in 1963, the team has only reached the Super Bowl once, losing in 1995. Led by a talented roster highlighted by potential Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers, offensive stars like running back Melvin Gordon and wide receiver Keenan Allen, and a fearsome defense led by defensive end Joey Bosa and Derwin James, who was named a first team All Pro as a rookie, the Chargers look primed to take home their first Lombardi Trophy shortly.