The excitement around the LA Chargers is at an all-time high heading into the 2022 season. The sky is the limit for the Bolts in 2022 as the team is a legitimate Super Bowl contender with Justin Herbert under center and all of the talent around him both on offense and defense.
If the best players do what they are supposed to do in 2022 and other players step up and end up being better than expected then the 2022 season could be truly special for LA. One of the players that is primed to step up and make a massive market is second-year wide receiver, Joshua Palmer.
Palmer already turned heads with a nasty reception over Chargers rookie Deane Leonard and the feedback from minicamp is indicating that his strong play is extended far beyond this one highlight-reel catch. Palmer has gotten arguably the most praise of any young player on the Chargers during minicamp, which is saying something.
"It's a different Josh Palmer out there"
Justin Herbert was asked about Palmer during his media availability on Wednesday and he was nothing but complimentary towards his young receiver. Granted, quarterbacks are not going to throw their receivers under the bus but it is still really hard to not get excited about Palmer after Herbert's comments on him.
Joshua Palmer is not the only Chargers receiver getting love during minicamp.
While Justin Herbert's comments about Joshua Palmer are extremely exciting, he is not the only receiver that is getting the bump from his team. In his media availability, Brandon Staley pinpointed Jalen Guyton and Nasir Adderley as two guys who have stood out thus far in minicamp.
Staley even went on to explain that the team is looking to utilize Jalen Guyton as a gunner on the special teams. Guyton's speed is a desirable trait to have in a gunner and Staley made the point that it would not only improve his skill set as a receiver but could extend his career in the league with added special teams value.
Guyton playing gunner might just be another reason to expect a Joshua Palmer breakout season. Palmer and Guyton are competing for the third receiver role and if the Chargers are exploring a bigger special teams role for Guyton that could mean that Palmer is slated to get more playing time with the offense.
Regardless, it is impossible to not be excited about Joshua Palmer as he enters his second season with the LA Chargers. All signs are pointing to him having a fantastic season.