April 16, 2024

Joe Hortiz expects Quentin Johnston “to make the jump” this season

The Chargers parted methods with a pair of veteran receivers this month after they launched Mike Williams and traded Keenan Allen to the Bears, so there’s been hypothesis about how they may attempt to bolster the place in Joe Hortiz’s first draft as General Manager.

Outside additions aren’t the solely reply at the place, nevertheless. Hortiz wasn’t round when the Chargers drafted Quentin Johnston in the first spherical of final yr’s draft and he wasn’t round for Johnston’s underwhelming 38 catches for 431 yards and two touchdowns, however he stated just lately that he likes a few of what he’s seen from the wideout and that he thinks he can make a serious step ahead with the staff’s new teaching workers.

“That’s what a lot of rookie seasons look like,” Hortiz stated, by way of the staff’s web site. “But he flashed some really impressive traits and the good thing is when you’re looking at your roster, you’re looking at it all the time, you’re watching the film all the time. Every time you put on the tape, you see the talent and I expect him to make the jump. I know we have the right coaches to help him make the jump. I feel good about the guys that are here.”

Josh Palmer, Derius Davis, and Simi Fehoko are the different wideouts which are on the roster at the second. That group is bound to develop, however a leap in manufacturing from Johnston can be wanted no matter who else joins the crew.