The San Diego Chargers always seem to fly under the radar and are in playoff contention until the last week. San Diego failed to make the playoffs last season and lost two incumbent starters on offense during the offseason. In addition, rumors continue to swirl that Philip Rivers is not happy with his contract situation and may force a trade or retire following the season. It’ll be interesting to see whether Rivers is still a member of the San Diego Chargers after the NFL Draft.
Entering the 2015 season, San Diego’s most expensive home game will be a Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5. The current get-in price for Chargers vs Steelers tickets is $118, the only Chargers game with the cheapest tickets listed above $100.
Pittsburgh may be the most expensive game, but a Week 13 game against the Denver Broncos might be the biggest. Chargers vs Broncos tickets have a get-in price of $81. Over the last few years, these two teams have engaged in some very entertaining games. Expect an emotional battle between two of the AFC’s better teams.
San Diego’s least expensive game will come against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4. Chargers vs Browns tickets have a get-in price of $58. Only a Week 15 matchup against the Miami Dolphins also has tickets listed under $60.
During the off-season, San Diego lost Ryan Mathews and Eddie Royal in free agency. Mathews opted to take more money from the Philadelphia Eagles while Royal, who is one of the most underrated slot receivers in football, signed with the Chicago Bears. San Diego will attempt to replace Royal with new addition, Stevie Johnson. Johnson was a rotational player with the San Francisco 49ers, but when given the opportunity to consistently play, Johnson can easily post a 1,000-yard season. Mathews leaves a sizable hole in San Diego’s backfield. San Diego still has Danny Woodhead, Branden Oliver, and Donald Brown under contract, but none of these backs can replace Mathews. Armed with the 17th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, San Diego will likely consider one of two top running backs. Don’t be surprised if either Todd Gurley or Melvin Gordon dons a powder blue uniform in Week 1. The Rivers saga may play out on draft night as San Diego has been linked to Marcus Mariota.