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Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams and the six best WR2s in football

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates a catch against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Mike Williams took a big leap in 2020 for the Los Angeles Chargers and cemented himself as one of the best WR2 in football.

Mike Williams had his first 1,000-yard season in 2020 and rid any doubt that Charger fans may have had around him. While Williams was obviously talented, he was yet to prove that he could be a legitimate number one receiver.

Williams proved that in 2020 with his performance and was one of the best deep-threat receivers in the entire league. With Keenan Allen still on the roster, though, Williams is not even the best receiver on his own team.

That showcases how good the Los Angeles Chargers‘ weapons are heading into 2020 as Williams is one of the best WR2 in the NFL. Here is how he compares to the rest of the top six.

6. John Brown, Buffalo Bills

To be fair, John Brown was not a WR2 last season so there is a chance that his numbers go down as the second target and thus he loses his footing as the sixth-best WR2 in football.

The Buffalo Bills traded for Stefon Diggs, who would have been close to the top of this list with Adam Theilen in Minnesota but now finds himself as the WR1 in Buffalo. As for Brown, like Williams, he will be a deep-threat option for the Bills because of his blazing speed and ability to finish catches.

Brown hauled in 72 receptions last season for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns in his first season with the Bills. Brown finished with 715 yards in 2018 with the Baltimore Ravens and has had one other 1,000-yard season in his career, coming in 2015 with the Arizona Cardinals.

More consistency in the middle of his career would have put Brown ahead of Mike Williams and some other receivers. However, because he has had more mediocre years than great years and he produced those numbers as the WR1, Brown comes in at number six.

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