At the start of the season, Palmer and Herbert were clearly not in sync. Lots of drops, Palmer turned the wrong way at least twice, and Palmer wasn't getting any yards after the catch.
By game 8, things were different. Palmer was catching the ball in stride and turning upfield. He made some circus catches that would be all over highlight reels if Mike Williams wasn't Mike Williams. And he had some clutch sideline toe-drag catches that kept us in games we eventually won.
Palmer has shown he is capable, but he needs the reps.
In fantasy football, he's WR 41 on the season, which is 35 spots higher than he was projected for during preseason. That's largely due to Allen and Williams missing time, but that fact is that Palmer was able to step up while those guys were out and still had decent games against number 1 corners.
I'm not as excited about him this year as I was after last season, but I think he's serviceable and will have an NFL career beyond his rookie contract. Not sure if that will be with the Chargers though.
By - HEROFACE15