3 players who have gone missing at Chargers training camp

These players have not been making the noise that fans were expecting them to make before camp.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Donald Parham Jr.

There is a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the Chargers' offense heading into the 2023 season. Not only did the team make a massive improvement in going from Joe Lombardi to Kellen Moore at offensive coordinator but the Chargers' star quarterback looks primed for an MVP-caliber season.

All of the talk from the team about how this offense looks and the steps that Justin Herbert has made heading into year four has been great. If everything goes as planned and the team stays healthy, there is a decent chance the Chargers have the best offense in the sport.

Despite that, six-foot-eight red-zone machine Donald Parham has not shined like other members of the offensive side of the ball. It isn't so much that Parham is struggling and missing his assignments, he just has not turned in the highlights that others have thus far.

Circling back to Hightower, it will be interesting to see what Parham's role looks like, particularly in the red zone. Hightower has led all players in touchdown receptions (per Daniel Popper of The Athletic's count), with a lot of those chances coming within the 20.

Obviously, Hightower is not a tight end and Moore has a history of utilizing multiple tight ends in the offense. But that does not change the fact that Chargers fans expected more out of Parham in camp.