Throughout their win over the Minnesota Vikings final week, the Los Angeles Chargers sadly misplaced gifted broad receiver Mike Williams to a season-ending knee harm.
Keenan Allen continues to be the highest man on the Chargers’ receiver depth chart, however the staff will want somebody to step as much as the plate to assist change the manufacturing misplaced from Williams being out.
After deciding on him within the first spherical of the 2023 NFL Draft earlier this 12 months, Los Angeles is hoping that rookie Quentin Johnston is somebody who might help change Williams this season.
On Friday, Johnston instructed NFL.com how he’s trying ahead to his first alternative to be extra concerned within the offense with Williams now out.
“I’m very excited. I strive to not get too glad and simply type of keep targeted. However I’m very excited for positive.”
Chargers rookie WR Quentin Johnston feels ready for greater position in L.A.’s offense heading into Sunday’s recreation vs. Raiders (through @BridgetCondon_ )https://t.co/BmDRVswE6k pic.twitter.com/NsX63r95rR
— Round The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 1, 2023
Following a stellar season at TCU in 2022 by which he caught 60 passes for 1,069 yards and 6 touchdowns, Los Angeles felt Johnston was worthy of their prime choice within the 2023 draft.
To this point, he’s struggled to make a lot of an impression for the Chargers, as he’s solely been capable of accumulate 5 catches for 26 yards within the staff’s three video games this season.
With Williams now achieved for the 12 months, nonetheless, Johnston will now get to point out what he can do with extra alternatives within the offense.
One factor the rookie received’t have to fret about is whether or not or not his quarterback can get the ball in his arms, as Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert is among the finest younger signal-callers in the whole NFL.
Towards the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, will Chargers followers get to witness the start of a lovely new connection between Herbert and Johnston?