LA Chargers training camp is set to officially begin later this month and it will serve as a proving ground for many players on the roster. Not only are there players fighting just to make the team but there are several jobs that will be up for grabs.
A lot can change during training camp based on how players fare in practice and during preseason games. Certain players can benefit from camp more than others, especially those who have seen their stock fall ahead of camp.
There are three players on the Chargers who could really use a strong training camp because as it stands right now, their stock is lower than before.
Chargers whose stock has fallen ahead of training camp: 1. Joshua Palmer
Sometimes your stock falls not because of anything you have done wrong but because of the situation around you. That is exactly the situation with Joshua Palmer, who stepped up and had a big sophomore season for the Bolts in 2023.
However, heading into training camp Palmer is expected to get even fewer snaps than he got last year. The main reason is first-round pick Quentin Johnston, who might be on a fast track to be the WR3 for the team next season.
When the pick was first made it seemed like the Chargers could ease Johnston into a bigger role, leaving Palmer as the WR3 for the 2023 season. However, with the team raving about Johnston after mini-camp, it seems like he could end up being the WR3.
Granted, there is bound to be injuries that will give Palmer a chance to play more but his designed role in the offense could be smaller than it was a season ago.