The Chargers are going to lean on their offensive line to help Justin Herbert put up eye-watering numbers in 2023.
Right tackle Trey Pipkins told reporters in a recent interview about the line’s outlook for next season and pointed to center Corey Linsley as a key player in the success of the team’s front five.
Asked about what it means for the unit to have an established talent like Linsley as an anchor, Pipkins didn’t hold back any praise for the dominant center.
It’s huge. Any time you can have [a] veteran like Corey [Linsley], who’s been through so much, has been to multiple Pro Bowls, all of that type of stuff, he can teach you so much about the game, about succeeding in the way that you want to succeed and helping you out in your own personal game. Even though he doesn’t play tackle or anything like that, the knowledge he has about the game is great. He helps a ton.
Despite missing two games, Linsley continued to show why the Chargers signed him two offseasons ago. The 31-year-old Linsley was dominant in pass protection, finishing with Pro Football Focus’ best pass block grade in the league and zero sacks allowed.
Having Linsley in the mix to buoy the line and elevate the play of other players up front is sure to have a major impact on the offense’s trajectory in 2023 and beyond as Los Angeles looks to find significant success in the postseason moving forward.