Last season, injuries to key players led to several younger LA Chargers wide receivers having to step up for the team. With several options on the table, let’s explore who might fill the WR3 role for the team next season.
Chargers Wide Receivers Depth Chart
Injuries and Opportunities
The Chargers injury report was chock-full of their receiving corps, giving players like Josh Palmer a chance to shine. Palmer had somewhat of a breakout season, setting career highs due to increased playing time.
The Chargers could look to the NFL Draft to bolster their wide receiver depth. With a deep class of talented receivers available, it’s possible they could find their next WR3 through the draft. Some options could be even in the first round with Jordan Addison or Quentin Johnston.
Keenan Allen‘s Age
As Keenan Allen gets older, the Chargers will need to plan for the future. Adding a young WR3 could help ease the transition as Allen’s role potentially decreases.
Keelan Doss and John Hightower are currently the only two receivers behind Palmer on the Chargers depth chart, and both remain unproven at the NFL level.
Free Agents and Trades
Several veteran free agents could be options for the Chargers, including Kenny Golladay, Julio Jones, Sammy Watkins, and Jarvis Landry. These experienced players would fit well as a WR3, providing depth and leadership to the receiving corps. Additionally, the Chargers could explore trade opportunities or sign a veteran who gets cut in the offseason, similar to the DeAndre Carter move last year.
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