Why the Chargers’ offense will be more explosive this season

The Chargers’ offensive line is one of the best in football, but it won’t be the most dynamic.

The unit is anchored by the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, center Hunter Henry.

The Chargers are also loaded with talent at quarterback, including second-year pro Derek Carr, who is expected to start at quarterback for the first time in his career.

But the Chargers also have a pair of stud receivers who are likely to take big leaps forward: Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates.

Allen was one of three rookie wide receivers to crack the top 10 of ESPN’s first-team offense last season.

Gates is the only one with at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in a season since 1990.

The Chargers rank fifth in the NFL with a 13.4 net rating, which measures a team’s offensive efficiency over a 16-game schedule.

They also rank No. 7 in yards per play, No. 12 in yards from scrimmage and No. 9 in passing yards per game.

For the Chargers, the first two games will be key for the offense to get to the postseason.

After being shut out for the second time in four games by the Jets, the Chargers host the Patriots in Week 5, and they also host the 49ers in Week 6.