Every season there are plenty of players around the league that have breakout years and there seems to be a few candidates on each team to be that guy. While it is hard to pin down one player per team as the breakout guy, a quick look at the San Diego Chargers has you focus on one guy — wide receiver Vincent Brown.
Brown missed all of his sophomore season in the league with a broken ankle after playing just six games during his rookie year, but he participated fully in the team’s offseason program and is fully healthy entering training camp. That sets him up for the success he has been hoping for since joining the league as a third-round pick out of San Diego State.
According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, the 24-year-old wideout “shined” during the first day of training camp and the Chargers are excited about what the future holds for Brown in the team’s West Coast Offense.
Brown is an excellent route-runner with even better hands, so he has exactly what it takes to succeed in the system.
If he is able to win the starting wide receiver gig opposite Denario Alexander, Brown is clearly the breakout candidate of the year on this team’s squad. Add Malcolm Floyd and rookie Keenan Allen for depth and the Chargers have a very impressive stable of wide receivers.