LA Chargers that benefit:
Joe Reed was selected in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the LA Chargers and he has a really interesting projected role with the team. Reed is primed to be the team’s primary kick returner but he also has a lot of potential in gadget plays and in the passing game as well.
Out of any of the options that the Chargers have internally, Reed is the best deep-threat. Reed did not drop a single 20-yard-plus pass in his college career and if things hit the wall, can be the replacement for Williams out wide.
This gives Reed a chance to prove his worth in the passing game and potentially even win the WR3 position.
Jalen Guyton is a speed demon who was going to compete for the WR3 position regardless of Williams being hurt. Guyton has been getting a lot of snaps with the first team in camp thus far and adds the speed that Anthony Lynn has said that the team wants in a WR3.
This simply opens the door for Guyton to get more snaps and solidify his spot on the roster.
Tyron Johnson is simply a depth piece on the Chargers but like Reed and Guyton, this gives him more snaps in camp and is going to increase his odds of being a potential WR4/5 option in spread formations.