NFL Rumors: Los Angeles Chargers "Adamant" About Adding Wide Receiver Help


The Los Angeles Chargers already have a star-studded passing attack, but they're not quite satisfied yet. According to ESPN's Jordan Reid, the team is "adamant" about adding another wide receiver in the top rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft. Top Chargers pass-catchers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams both battled through injuries in 2022, missing 11 games between them. As a result, quarterback Justin Herbert had his least efficient season as a pro, averaging career worsts in net yards per passing attempt (6.15) and passing yards per game (278.8). 

The Chargers already have massive money tied up at wide receiver; they're the only team in the league with multiple pass catchers on $20+ million per year contracts. They also have an impending extension in the works with Herbert, who should easily clear $45 million per year. Looking to the draft to bolster their receiving corps is a sensible (and cost-efficient) strategy.

Luckily for the Chargers, it's a deep incoming class of wide receivers in this year. If they're looking to complement Williams' big-bodied contested catch ability and Allens' slippery underneath game, a speedster like Tennessee's Jalin Hyatt or Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba could make some sense.
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