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Who is the Most Underappreciated Player on the Chargers Roster?

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Joshua Palmer enters a big 2024 season as one of Justin Herbert's best weapons.

The fourth-year receiver now finds himself as the longest-tenured member of the new-look Bolts position group and is slated to have a key role on offense.

He's been a vital piece of the Bolts offense the past few years, even if he's flown under the radar nationally at times.'s Gennaro Filice recently compiled his list of every team's most underappreciated player and tabbed Palmer as his selection for the Chargers.

Not only has the wide receiver developed quite a connection with Herbert, he's stepped up in a major way over the last pair of seasons when injuries struck the room.

Filice said:

In the absence of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, who will emerge as Justin Herbert's downfield target?... When the Bolts' cannon-arm quarterback wants to cut it loose, who'll test the defense on the perimeter? It seems like a lot of people are forgetting about Palmer, possibly due to his injury-riddled 2023 campaign. The fourth-year pro already has a nice rapport with Herbert -- as we saw in a handful of 100-yard outings over the past two seasons -- and he possesses the most well-rounded, polished game in this receiving corps.

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Stepping up is nothing new for Palmer since he's entered the league.

The 2021 Chargers third-round pick hauled in 38 passes for 581 yards and two touchdowns in just 10 games last year after being limited due to injury.

And he had an even better season in 2022 when he was second on the team with 72 catches and 769 receiving yards while injuries compiled in the room throughout the season.

Palmer recently spoke about his mindset heading into this season, as he's taking it one step at a time ahead of what could be a big season.

"I feel like my preparation is never going to change… From an experience standpoint, I think it's important knowing that I might be in that role to have to step up big, but I wouldn't say it's anything new," Palmer said during OTA's. "The coaches have full trust in me, that's what I'm working for, the receiver coach has full trust in me. I'm learning them and they're learning me as well."

To read Filice's full list, click here.

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