Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Jalen Guyton is set to begin the upcoming season on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), as confirmed by NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Despite suffering a torn ACL early in the 2022 season, Guyton was re-signed by the Chargers as a free agent.
In a significant development, before the Chargers’ second preseason game versus the New Orleans Saints, Guyton was spotted engaging in light running activities on the field. This encouraging sign indicates that he might make his return to the field in the forthcoming season. Notably, the 26-year-old Guyton joined the team as an undrafted rookie in 2019. Over his four-year tenure with the Bolts, he has showcased his skills with 61 receptions, 1023 yards gained, and six touchdowns scored.
Should Guyton manage to make a comeback during the 2023 season, the Chargers’ wide receiver lineup would arguably become one of the most formidable in the league. This addition would provide star quarterback Justin Herbert with a multitude of offensive options.
Unfortunately, Guyton is slated to miss the initial four games of the season due to his ongoing recovery. The team remains hopeful that his progress continues positively, allowing him to return to action as soon as possible. The Chargers are keen on Guyton’s speedy recovery so that he can contribute to the team’s success without any unnecessary delays.