LA Chargers News

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)
facebooktwitterreddit
6 of 6
(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

1. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

Just because Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the most famous players in the NFL does not mean that he is the best receiver on his own team. While the casual NFL fan would consider Beckham as the WR1 on the Cleveland Browns, it is quite clearly Jarvis Landry.

More from Bolt Beat

Landry had more targets, more receiving yards and over the last several seasons has been more consistent in his production than Beckham. While Beckham has been a 1,000-yard receiver in every year except 2017, when he got hurt, Landry has been better and has a bigger role with the Browns.

Heck, Landry is even listed as the WR1 on the Cleveland Browns website with Beckham being the WR2.

This makes Beckham the best WR2 in football. While he suffered from getting so overrated early in his career, he is still one of the 15-best receivers in the entire league and has actually become underrated as a result.

As previously mentioned, Beckham has been a 1000-yard receiver in every single season of his career except for 2017 and has had 10 or more touchdowns in three seasons, albeit all coming in the first three years of his career with the New York Giants.

Even with fewer targets than Landry in 2019, Beckham put together good numbers in what was a really poorly coached football team. Beckham finished the year with 74 receptions for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns.

He definitely did not have as good of a season as Chris Godwin and arguably had the worst season of any player on this list. However, because of his consistency and pure talent, he gets the number one spot on this list.

How the quarterback carousel affects the Chargers. Next

There are a lot of great receivers in the NFL and the Los Angeles Chargers can take pride knowing that they have the fourth, and possibly higher in the coming years, best WR2 in football.

facebooktwitterreddit