In fact, over the last eight years, a strong case could be made that the Chargers have been the most disappointing franchise in the NFL based on the level of talent they have and the expectations entering the season.
In 2012, the Chargers didn't even try to flirt with contention before falling apart. They came out of the gate with a 3-3 record and that was as good as it got, as they endured a four-game losing streak starting on November 11 that would seal their fate.
Wholesale changes must come to San Diego soon, or else this still talent-rich franchise will languish in mediocrity for years before the bottom drops out and a full-scale rebuild has to take place.
Let's take a look at where the Chargers are at right now, and what they need to do when the 2013 draft rolls around in April to get this team back in contention in the AFC West.