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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 Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

2. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

You might be surprised to see Chris Godwin on this list for two reasons. First of all, you might be surprised that we are considering him as the WR2 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers despite Godwin being one of the three best receivers in the entire league last seasons statistically.

Second of all, because he was one of the three best receivers in the league statistically last season, you might be shocked to see him as the second-best WR2 in football and not the best.

Although he had a better year last season, Mike Evans is still the WR1 on the Buccaneers. Evans has quietly been one of the most underrated wide receivers in the league during his career and has crossed the 1,000-yard threshold in all six of his professional seasons.

The reason why Godwin is number two on this list and not number one has to do with the overall resume. While Godwin absolutely had the best year of any player on this list, it was a breakout year and we need to see more seasons of this high-level play to be named the best WR2.

Heck, one more year like the one Godwin had in 2019 would be enough to get the top spot on this list. In just 14 games he accumulated 1,333 receiving yards on 86 receptions with nine touchdowns. If he would have played all 16, he could have crossed the 1,500-yard and 10-touchdown mark.

If he would have done so, it would have been the 27th occurrence in the NFL and just the fifth time in NFL history that a receiver did it in their first three seasons.

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