5 Chargers who deserve the most blame for ugly loss to Cowboys

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4. Quentin Johnston

Chargers fans are starting to sound the alarms with Quentin Johnston. The 21st overall pick did not haul in a single catch in this game and was targeted just two times. One of those targets was on the Chargers' last offensive play of the game when Herbert was picked.

Johnston has 44 receiving yards for the entire season. Considering how well Zay Flowers and Jordan Addison are playing, Chargers fans are already buying into the notion that the team took the new version of Jalen Reagor.

This issue is twofold. Chargers fans did expect too much out of Johnston when it was clear at the time that the Bolts were taking him with the long-term vision in mind. He was always going to be the WR4 and was never going to put up big numbers (when the team was healthy).

However, with Mike Williams out for the season, the Chargers need Johnston to step up and at least play some kind of role for the team. He has not done that at all and was even left off the field at critical points in this game.

If Johnston was what fans thought he would be, a shifty underneath target that can pick up YAC yards, then the offense could have leaned on him more and had a better game overall. Instead, he is someone who the offense completely cannot rely on yet.