Ex-Cowboys play-caller lauds alternative to teach Chargers’ receiver corps

Kellen Moore parted methods with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason and have become the Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive coordinator.

Last week, the Chargers drafted TCU large receiver Quentin Johnston within the first spherical, and Moore is blissful so as to add Johnson’s expertise. 

Johnson might be one other weapon for quarterback Justin Herbert to depend on in 2023. The staff’s large receiving corps already included Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Josh Palmer.

Kellen Moore on the sideline

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore throughout a recreation in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders Nov. 25, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Moore was requested what Johnson will carry to the Chargers within the upcoming season.


“To have Q be part of that receiver room with all of the expertise that’s in there in these guys and the expertise, I feel it’s going to be superior for him as a result of he’s going to be taught a lot from these guys,” Moore stated, by way of the Chargers’ web site.

Quentin Johnston is introduced as a Charger

Quentin Johnston poses together with his jersey after talking at a information convention Friday, April 28, 2023, in Costa Mesa, Calif., to introduce him after he was drafted Thursday by the Los Angeles Chargers.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Moore had an unceremonious exit from Dallas and appeared to take a delicate shot on the expertise on his former staff when he spoke in regards to the personnel on his present staff.

“It’s going to permit us to place these guys in numerous roles and totally different positions to permit them to achieve success,” Moore stated. “No one is ever going to complain about having a receiver room like this room, the place you’ve gotten all of this expertise. I feel we’re actually, actually excited.”

Kellen Moore looks on field

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore appears on in opposition to the Detroit Lions through the first half Oct. 23, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The well being of the Chargers’ large receiver room might be one thing to keep watch over in 2023. Injuries restricted Allen, a five-time Pro Bowler, to 10 video games final season.

Williams caught 4 landing passes throughout an up-and-down season. He managed to play in 13 video games and completed the yr with 895 receiving yards.

The Chargers hope for higher odds on the well being entrance subsequent season, particularly now that Johnson has been added to the combo.

Moore additionally shrugged off any considerations about Herbert’s well being. The star quarterback underwent shoulder surgical procedure this offseason.

“Obviously, there might be some area work that Justin could not be capable of be part of — as a lot as he would wish to, we might all wish to — however we’ll meet up with it. We have loads of time by way of the coaching camp and all of that,” Moore stated.

Moore will deal with play-calling duties in 2023.

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