AFC West wide receiver rooms ranked from worst to best in 2023

Where do the LA Chargers rank among their peers after rebuilding the wide receiver room?
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1. LA Chargers

Yes, this is an LA Chargers site that is ranking the Chargers as the top receiver room in the AFC West. We know how that looks but you can rest easy knowing that we here at Bolt Beat do our best to be as objective as possible.

At the end of the day, the Chargers have two wide receivers on the roster that would be WR1s on half of the teams in the division. Both Keenan Allen and Mike Williams would be the best receiver on the Chiefs and Broncos and quite frankly, both players could be the WR1 on at least a quarter of the teams in the NFL.

That means something. Sure, there are injury concerns and that is absolutely justified but from a talent standpoint, even with Adams in Vegas, there is not a team that has as dynamic as a 1-2 punch as the Chargers have.

Allen is a candidate to regress and his prime certainly is behind him. At his age, every lingering injury is also a concern. That being said, Allen was one of the best receivers in the sport once he returned from injury in 2022.

In eight games from Week 11 through Week 18 Allen caught 60 passes for 675 yards and four touchdowns. That is a 16-game pace of 120 receptions, 1,350 yards and eight touchdowns. Those are elite wide receiver numbers.

The room is also much deeper than it was a year ago. The team casually added a first-round receiver in Quentin Johnston, who might end up being the WR4 as Joshua Palmer had a great season in 2022 and is one of the better WR3 options in the league. With Derius Davis and Jalen Guyton rounding out the room, the Chargers are loaded at receiver.

Is there a world in which both Allen and Williams get hurt and the Chargers' WR room disappoints? Absolutely. But from a pure talent standpoint, it is hard to make a case against the Bolts.