Oakland Raiders: Ranking The AFC West By Position Group – Wide Receivers

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 27: Michael Crabtree
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Los Angeles Chargers

The biggest question facing the Los Angeles Chargers is – can their receivers stay healthy?

On paper, Los Angeles has a pretty solid receiving group. And with quarterback Philip Rivers slinging the ball all over the field, the Chargers have a very good passing offense.

How good was Los Angeles’ passing offense? Last season, the Chargers fielded the eighth best passing offense in the league. And Rivers’ thirty-three scoring tosses were fourth in the NFL.

And that was without the ever-dangerous and dynamic Keenan Allen, who suffered a season ending injury early on.

Now, with Allen back and healthy, along with rookie Mike Williams on the outside, to go along with Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman in the slot, the Chargers will field a pretty formidable, field-stretching, dynamic group of receivers – an already dynamic group of receivers made even better by having a quarterback of Rivers’ caliber throwing to them.

If Allen can manage to say healthy this season and Williams can play up to his first round billing, the Chargers can be a dangerously overlooked team. If their receiving group played up to its potential, Los Angeles would very likely be able to field a passing offense that could hang with some of the other offensive juggernauts around the league.

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But, there are a few too many “if’s” for the Chargers at the moment. There is no guarantee that Allen is going to be on the same level he was before his injury, nor is there a guarantee that Williams – a rookie – is going to be dynamic from the jump.

On paper, the Chargers have a good looking receivers group. We’ll have to wait and see how that translates to production on the field.