May 25, 2024

DJ Chark thrilled to play with Justin Herbert after signing with Chargers

New Chargers wide receiver DJ Chark says the opportunity to play with quarterback Justin Herbert was a “big time” attraction when he was weighing his offers in free agency.

“He’s a Top 5 QB in this league,” Chark said of Herbert. “The way he prepares, seeing the way he works, catching passes from him. The timing has been great. Playing with a guy like that — I’ve played with many QBs in my career, so being able to play with an elite guy is definitely something that I’m excited to do. I feel like he can help me in a lot of different ways.”

Chark thinks his own talents as a deep threat are a perfect fit for Herbert’s arm strength.

“I’ve been really good at stretching the field, and having a quarterback like Justin, that’s something he really excels at, he can only bring me up a notch,” Chark said. “Justin is the type of quarterback who elevates the guys around him.”

The Chargers have made a major change at wide receiver this offseason with the departures of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams. Getting Chark and Herbert on the same page quickly would be a major boost to the Chargers’ offense.