2022 AFC West team needs: Chargers need another wide receiver
I think the Chiefs and the Raiders both need wide receiver help, but in the Chargers case, you could make a fair argument for other positions. You could say that the Chargers need some help on the right side of their offensive line, or some defensive back help as their starting cornerbacks would likely be Asante Samuel Jr and whoever they decide to play opposite of him.
While these are fair ideas, and I certainly wouldn’t argue against them, I think receiver help is what’s most needed for the Chargers.
For starters, the Chargers are losing one of their starting receivers in Mike Williams as he is planning to test free agency. Once Williams does end up leaving Los Angeles, the Chargers will be left with Keenan Allen, Josh Palmer, and Jalen Guyton among others.
While adding receiver help is smart due to it being a high-value position and a position of need, it’s also smart because one of the best things you can do for a young QB like Justin Herbert is to give them weapons. Yes, of course, offensive line help is great, but giving a young guy like Herbert can do wonders.
Unlike some teams, the Chargers are in a great position due to them having plenty of cap room as according to Over The Cap, they have 56 million in cap space. Obviously, the 56 million will allow the Chargers to be more aggressive in free agency with plenty of receivers available, but they could also look to target receivers in this draft as well with plenty of them available.
If the Chargers do end up making receiver a priority this off-season, I would expect them to target receivers who could be a deep threat for them as that was Mike Williams biggest positive to the team, and being that Herbert has a great arm, it would be great to make use of it.