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Los Angeles Chargers: Bargain free-agent wide receivers to target

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Marcus Johnson #83 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a catch for first down over cornerback Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Marcus Johnson #83 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a catch for first down over cornerback Eli Apple #25 of the New Orleans Saints during the game at Mercedes Benz Superdome on December 16, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Tim Patrick

Restricted free agent Tim Patrick remains somewhat of an unknown after two years of playing for the Denver Broncos. What is known is that he is likely not suited for a starting role at this time, but he could excel in a smaller role.

In 2019, Patrick spent the first half of the season on injured reserve with a hand injury and returned to a changed offense in flux at the quarterback position. With just two starts, Patrick ended up with 218 yards for the Broncos.

In his two years, Patrick has been inconsistent, sometimes dropping relatively easy catches and sometimes making incredible plays like the one below.

https://twitter.com/NFLonFOX/status/1196136804572786690

However, Patrick was not in the best of conditions in his days with the Broncos. His inconsistencies could be due to either his own development, his inconsistencies at quarterback, or inconsistencies in the offensive style. Furthermore, Patrick has likely been asked to play too much at too early of a stage in his development.

Whatever the reason for his inconsistencies, PFF seems to have seen more good than bad in Patrick, giving him a 66.7 grade for the 2019 season. Patrick would not be the most reliable option for the Chargers as a third receiver, but he does have great potential at what could be a very low price tag.

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