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Chargers WR Gets Honest About His Rookie Year

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The Los Angeles Chargers are really going to need their wide receiver group to step up this season.

In Jim Harbaugh’s first year back in the NFL, some of his first moves included trading franchise legend Keenan Allen away to the Bears and letting former 1,000-yard wide receiver Mike Williams sign with the Jets.

They drafted multiple wide receivers earlier this offseason, including Georgia national champion Ladd McConkey in the second round, TCU wide receiver Derius Davis in the fourth round, and they even added the son of Jerry Rice in Brenden Rice out of USC in the seventh round.

Former Pro Bowl wide receiver D.J. Chark also signed with the team as a free agent.

However, perhaps the key player in this equation will be second-year pro Quentin Johnston.

After a rough rookie year, the former first-round receiver is looking to have a bounce-back season.

“I feel like it was a lack of focus all together. It was straight-up unacceptable,” Johnston recently told the Los Angeles media.

Chargers WR Quentin Johnston looking for turnaround following "straight-up unacceptable" drops in rookie campaign

— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 6, 2024

In 2023, Johnston caught just 38 passes for 431 yards and 2 touchdowns.

For being a near-top-20 draft pick, Johnston really struggled to make his presence known as a rookie.

With Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and other veterans on the roster, it was tough for him to make some strides.

He had a lot of tough drops too when it came time for him to get an opportunity.

Looking ahead to this upcoming season, Johnston will have an opportunity to be a starter and immediately regain some of his mojo on offense.

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