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You can not say the face of a franchise and 10-year veteran will have a breakout season.
Can Philip Rivers be a breakout star considering he is the face of the franchise? No? Well then, Rivers is poised to have a rebound performance. Head coach Mike McCoy is inserting a new offense that involves shorter routes, what Rivers described as “high percentage .”
More completions presumably involves less turnovers. More completions and less turnovers should result in more yards for Rivers and more wins for the Chargers.
Keenan Allen should have a nice rookie year. The wide receiver depth chart is packed with talent, but Allen should see plenty of playing time. He may not be the leading receiver among the 2013 rookie class, but Allen should develop nicely his first year in San Diego.
Defensive ends Kendall Reyes and Corey Liuget are young and are coming off a solid 2012 campaign. They combined for 79 total tackles, 12.5 sacks, 10 passes deflected, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. The two may not become household names like J.J. Watt (81 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 16 pass deflected and four forced fumbles in 2012), but they should improve in 2013 and continue to be one of the better young defensive bookends in the league.
Melvin Ingram is bound to have a better year statistically in 2013 than in 2012. First, Ingram will be the starting outside linebacker and will have more playing time and opportunities. Second, he only had 41 tackles and one sack as a rookie. Will he burst onto the national scene as a superstar? Unlikely, but he should improve on his rookie season.