NFL Rumors: Surprise veteran WR teases Chargers signing with latest tweet
By Jason Reed
The LA Chargers have made several great moves thus far this offseason but one area of the roster that it yet to be addressed is the wide receiver position. As it currently stands, the Chargers only have three wide receivers on the depth chart in Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer.
Los Angeles is almost certainly going to add a wide receiver early in the 2023 NFL Draft but that alone likely is not enough. The team needs a depth chart that boasts at the very least five receivers, and now that LA is not carrying a third quarterback, probably six receivers.
Thus, with roughly $7.7 million left to spend, according to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, the Chargers may look to sign a cheap free-agent wide receiver solely for depth purposes. A surprise veteran wide receiver has not sparked the interest of Chargers fans with his latest tweet that cryptically uses a very specific emoji.
Jarvis Landry teases Chargers signing with latest tweet
Look, maybe we are reading between the lines a bit too much here but it is interesting that Jarvis Landry specifically posted a picture of his football cleats with lightning bolt emojis. Last I checked, the Chargers are the only team with a lightning bolt.
While Landry is undoubtedly past his prime, he would be a solid addition to the LA Chargers' receiving corps. This is a veteran wideout that can play both on the inside or the outside and would give the Chargers a solid replacement option if Keenan Allen and/or Mike Williams were to miss any games with an injury.
Having a veteran wide receiver who has produced at a high level but still is not completely over the hill is the way to go. It would be better for the team to have that as one of the depth wide receivers instead of drafting a late-round rookie receiver to be the WR5.
Landry certainly did not have the best quarterback situation in the league with the New Orleans Saints last season and it still looked like his season was going to be great as he started off with a 100-receiving yard game. He would fail to come close to that again on one of the worst offenses in the sport.
Landry wouldn't come to LA and put up massive numbers but if he could record 400-500 receiving yards with 1-2 big games as the WR4 it would be more than worth it. He is not going to cost much and gives the team much-needed depth.
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So maybe there is a connection between Landry and the LA Chargers. Or maybe this is a complete coincidence and the Chargers will continue being thin at the receiver position.