The LA Chargers suffered a huge loss to the wide receiver room in Week 3 as Mike Williams went down with an ACL injury. Williams had surgery on his ACL and is going to miss what will likely be his last year with the Chargers.
Williams' absence was felt in Week 4. After a hot start, the Chargers' offense sputtered in the second half and there were several moments where a completion to Williams could have been a remedy. This may have been an eye-opener for fans and the team alike.
While the receiver room is undoubtedly deeper than it was a year ago, there are still some question marks. Joshua Palmer is up-and-down and Quentin Johnston may not be ready for a big role in the offense. With the Bolts trying to make a playoff run, it may behoove the team to trade late draft capital to bring in receiver help.
3 receivers the Chargers could trade for to replace Mike Williams:
1. Chase Claypool
This is the most obvious name that comes to mind and is someone who has already been tied to the team. Chase Claypool's situation with the Chicago Bears is not getting any better and it is only a matter of time until he moves on in some capacity.
Claypool's recent play and attitude on the field are concerning but the Chargers would be a fresh start for him. After all, this is a 25-year-old receiver who did have back-to-back 800 seasons to start his career. There is potential there and it is not like he is washed up.
Justin Herbert would be the best quarterback that Claypool has ever played for and it could light a fire under him. Stylistically, Claypool would be a good replacement for Williams as his profile is very similar. Claypool is not as good as Williams but at least he is a similar type of receiver.