We’re back with our annual list of the best wide receiver groups (in our opinion) entering the 2023 NFL season. Our list of the worst wide receiver rooms has already been released so now it’s time to switch gears. The wide receiver position is one of the most exciting in the NFL and every team that made this list has earned with their consistent and dynamic play.
Before you read on, take a look at our top 5 receiving groups from 2022:
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Miami Dolphins
- Las Vegas Raiders
- New Orleans Saints
- Los Angeles Rams
There has been some turnover when comparing the 2022 list to 2023, especially after a year of evaluating performances, and every team’s free agency and draft additions. Let’s dive into our 2023 list.
Top 5 wide receiver units in the NFL in 2023
No. 5 best receiver group in the NFL in 2023: Los Angeles Chargers
- Keenan Allen
- Mike Williams
- Quentin Johnston
- Jalen Guyton
- Joshua Palmer
- Derius Davis
The Los Angeles Chargers receiving room is the only AFC West team to make the list, surprisingly. This group was already skilled with Keenan Allen and Michael Williams. The Chargers’ front office was not done yet and added one of the best receivers available, TCU’s Quentin Johnston. Johnston is a large and skilled target who excels in yards after the catch. The Chargers even added one of Johnston’s teammates, Derius Davis, in the fourth round. Davis is a speedy but undersized receiver when compared to his teammates in the receiver room.
The Chargers gave quarterback Justin Herbert not only one of the best receiving groups in the league but one of the biggest. Allen is the shortest of the top three receivers on the team standing at 6’2″, while Williams stands at 6’4″ and Johnston at 6’3″. Herbert is already a gunslinger but giving him a variety of tall effective targets will only increase their production in 2023.
The Chargers receiving corps was third in total receiving yards in 2022 with 4,791 and second in receptions with 485. If Allen is healthy (he missed 7 games in 2022) the Chargers will continue their passing attack with their new additions and should also finish in the top of the statistical categories.
Other teams in the AFC West (Raiders, Broncos) have a strong group of receivers but their depth is lacking. The Chargers relied heavily on Joshua Palmer in 2022 due to various injuries and logged a respectable 72 receptions out of 107 targets netting 769 yards with 3 touchdowns.
Despite the sometimes accurate phrase, “Chargers gonna Charger”, expect big things out of this unit in 2023.