Chargers Free Agency

3 reasons why the Chargers shouldn't pursue Davante Adams

By Hans Themistode
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Mike Williams - American Football Wide Receiver - Born 1994
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Reason number 2: Less is more

Devante Adams craves the ball. Who can blame him?

In back-to-back seasons, Adams established himself as arguably the best receiver in the league. With consecutive All-Pro and Pro Bowl nods, there’s no stopping Adams on the field.

Still, despite his gargantuan numbers, Adams would disrupt how things are done in Los Angeles. With both Mike Williams and Keenan Allen racking up over 1,100 receiving yards this season, the Chargers were incredibly balanced in the pass-catching department.

In Green Bay, on the other hand, Adams got the ball just about every time he was on the field. While his addition in Los Angeles would push both Williams and Allen down the receiver depth chart, how would that work from a chemistry standpoint? Will Adams be satisfied with fewer balls thrown his way? Will Herbert be willing to look past his two established pass catchers in order to make Adams comfortable? And if that answer is no, will Adams be satisfied?

On paper, the Chargers would have the deepest wide receiver room in the league. But, at times, less is more. Allen is currently locked up until 2025, and while Williams is set to hit free agency, LA would be foolish to let him walk.