5 Chargers not named Justin Herbert the Jaguars must contain in Week 3
No. 2 Charger the Jaguars must contain in Week 3: Mike Williams, WR
Wide receiver Mike Williams is a clear example that a player’s readiness coming out of college is always variable. A first-round selection in the 2017 draft, he mustered just 54 catches for 759 yards in his first two NFL seasons. To his credit, he reached the end zone ten times in that span but it wasn’t until 2019 when he logged his first 1,000-yard season.
Fellow wide receiver Keenan Allen is dealing with a hamstring injury and his availability for Week 3 is in question. DeAndre Carter had a solid outing against the Chiefs last week but he isn’t the kind of player defensive coordinators will game plan for. The one player the Jaguars’ can take their eyes off of is Williams. Against Kansas City, he tallied eight catches for 113 yards and one trip to the end zone.
No. 1 Charger the Jaguars must contain in Week 3: Joey Bosa, OLB
A good chunk of the players on the Chargers’ roster has dealt with serious injuries in recent years and Joey Bosa is no exception. A first-round selection in the 2016 draft, he suffered a foot injury in 2018 that forced him to sit out nine games. But whenever he’s healthy, he can wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage.
Last season, Bosa recorded 10.5 sacks and he already has 1.5 this season. And the only reason the Jaguars can’t double him is that they can’t leave Khalil Mack unaccounted for.
Mack and Bosa give the Chargers a dynamic pass rush duo, one that could make it difficult for the Jaguars’ offensive line to give Trevor Lawrence enough time to throw in Week 3.