At a time when most pundits and prognosticators believe the Rams and Raiders (in that order) are the most likely to relocate to Los Angeles, don’t overlook the Chargers.
As one league source explained it to PFT, the Chargers could be in better position to secure approval from the owners because the Chargers have been trying much longer than the other two teams to secure a new stadium in their current market. Another factor for the owners will be the relative proximity of San Diego to Los Angeles. It’s one thing to yank a team across the country; it’s quite another to slide a franchise 90 miles up the coast.
Publicly, the Chargers hope to work out a deal that would build a new stadium in San Diego. Privately, the team says it’s keeping all options open.
The Chargers oppose the idea of another team moving to L.A. Ultimately, the best way to keep that from happening could be to beat the Rams and Raiders to Los Angeles.