The San Diego Chargers are looking to get back to the playoffs after missing out for the first time in five years. Holdouts, injuries, turnovers and miserable special teams' play cost the Bolts their fifth straight AFC West title last year.
This season, the Chargers want to avoid their unenviable habit under head coach Norv Turner of starting the season off slowly. Indeed, Turner's job may finally be on the line should the Bolts play down to their poor starting form once again.
To buck that trend this season, the Chargers need to jump from the gate and hit the ground running. What follows is a list of five relative unknown or untested Chargers' players who are poised for a breakout season. Any one of these players could help lead the Bolts back into the promised land of the playoffs and beyond.