4 Most Overrated Players in the AFC West Heading Into 2024

The Kansas City Chiefs must constantly deal with their AFC West rivals' players being overhyped. Here's a look at four of the most overrated players in the division.
Broncos RB Javonte Williams is one of the most overrated AFC West players.
Broncos RB Javonte Williams is one of the most overrated AFC West players. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Joshua Palmer, WR — Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers decided to blow up their wide receiver room in the wake of Jim Harbaugh's arrival. Gone are the days of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams leading the Chargers' aerial attack, leaving Joshua Palmer as the new WR1 in the fanbase's eyes.

Palmer is a solid playmaker, but he has a ways to go before being recognized as a top-tier threat. The 24-year-old Canadian wideout has played three NFL seasons but has never even hit the 800-yard mark. Yes, he had to compete with Allen and Williams for targets, but it still remains to be seen if he can handle being Justin Herbert's go-to option.

That's without mentioning how he has nine drops in the last two seasons.

Palmer must also prove that he's fully recovered from last year's knee sprain that forced him to miss seven games. While he was healthy enough to play in three of the Chargers' final four games, the fact that he finished with 47 or fewer receiving yards in two of those contests indicates that his play may have taken a step back.

Los Angeles' current WR room is fairly young, so it'll be up to Palmer to separate himself from the pack. Unfortunately for the Chargers faithful, that seems unlikely based on what we've seen from him thus far.