2. DJ Chark
The Chargers are not going to be targeting any huge-name receivers as there are none on the trade market that currently make sense (as of now). If the Chargers do make a trade it will be with a losing team that is willing to sell and it will be for a receiver that is on an expiring contract.
DJ Chark checks both of those boxes as he is on the winless Carolina Panthers and is a free agent after the 2023 season. At $5 million, Chark has an easily obtainable salary that the Bolts could afford to bring in during the season.
Like Claypool, Chark's numbers do not jump off the page. The former second-round pick has just 129 yards in four games a season after he barely posted over 500 yards. That would be more than enough for the Chargers, though, and he would be playing with the best quarterback of his career.
The 2019 Pro Bowler has never really had a great quarterback throwing him passes. Blake Bortles, Gardner Minshew, Mike Glennon, Jake Luton, rookie Trevor Lawrence, Jared Goff and now Bryce Young are the quarterbacks who Chark has had to play for thus far.
Herbert would far and away be the best quarterback that he has played for and it could have a big impact on his game. From a style standpoint, Chark provides the Chargers with similar size as Williams (six-foot-four) as well as the same big-play potential (17.8 yards per reception over the last three seasons).