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NFL, Owners Approve Lease Agreement For Chargers To Join Rams In LA

With the NFL Winter League Meeting kicking off today, the owners approved the Chargers to join the Rams in Los Angeles.

San Diego Chargers fans
San Diego Chargers fans
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL is hosting its annual Winter League Meeting in Irving, Texas, today. The major topic of discussion? The potential relocation of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

The first domino in question was the lease proposal up for agreement that would allow the Chargers to co-occupy the stadium in Inglewood and approve a debt waiver to help the Chargers pay for relocation.

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the momentum of the last 12 months, both were approved:

What’s clear is that the owners won’t stand in the way of the Chargers moving about 120 miles up I-5. What’s not clear is if San Diego can come up with a fourth down solution to close the funding gap needed for a new stadium by a couple of hundred million dollars. They’re at least drawing up one hail mary to attempt, but what’s clear is that time is short and opposition doesn’t exist.

All things being considered, it seems more likely than not that the Chargers will be joining the Rams in LA.