5 toughest receiving corps the Chargers will face in 2023

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2. Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, K.J. Osborn

The duo of Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen has finally come to an end with Thielen making his way to Carolina. That being said, Jefferson has made more than a name of his own, arguably being the best receiver in the league starting his career with three 1,400+ yard seasons with an average of over 8 touchdowns per season. Not much has to be said about the Minnesota top receiver to know he is dangerous and will cause havoc to every team they face this season, coming off a league leading 1,809 yards in 2022.

The biggest what-if to the upcoming season for Minnesota comes down to the play of rookie receiver Jordan Addison. Addison is one of the top rated rookie receivers coming into the 2023-2024 season and has big expectations surrounding him. Addison has the speed, footwork, hands, and physicality to be a dangerous all-around receiver in the league, and should be a great compliment to Jefferson. If Addison plays up to his potential, the duo can become one of the most dangerous in the league. The Chargers get to see the league's top receiver and aspiring rookie early this season in week 3.

Following Jefferson and Addison on the depth chart is K.J. Osborn. Osborn may not be known to many as an exciting name but he has proven his worth at the third spot in the Vikings depth chart. With back-to-back 650 yard seasons with 7 and 5 touchdowns, Osborn has been consistent during his short time in Minnesota and quietly has been an important piece to the Vikings passing game that should not be overlooked when playing against them.