Palmer did not practice this week ahead of Monday Night Football. He injured his right knee last Sunday but finished the game.
Joshua Palmer: Consistent Presence in the LAC Offense
Joshua Palmer is in his third NFL season, all with the Los Angeles Chargers. The former third-round pick jumped into a starting role this season with fellow wide receiver Mike Williams suffering a torn ACL during the team’s third game. Palmer is having a solid season, catching 23 passes for 377 yards and a touchdown. However, he temporarily left last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears with a knee injury. He finished with three catches for 24 yards and played his lowest snap total since Week 4.
Palmer had a career year in 2022, catching 72 passes for 769 yards and three scores. He was also involved as a rookie, catching 33 passes for 352 yards and a career-best four touchdowns.
Los Angeles Chargers: Receiver Room Sans Mike Williams, Palmer
The Chargers, now down Mike Williams and Josh Palmer, will lean heavily on star wideout Keenan Allen. The five-time Pro-Bowler has 54 catches for 643 yards and four scores through seven games. He averages 91.9 receiving yards per game, pacing for a new career-high.
Los Angeles will also look for rookie Quentin Johnston to step up. The first-round pick still needs to carve out a consistent role, snagging just 12 passes and no touchdowns in seven games. The Chargers also roster Derius Davis and Simi Fehoko. Davis, a rookie from TCU, has seven catches. Meanwhile, Fehoko has just two targets on the season.