Chargers rumors: Los Angeles could select a QB in 2019 NFL Draft
The Los Angeles Chargers are no doubt on the upswing, with the AFC West franchise making a serious splash in 2018-19. However, the team might need to start looking toward the future with current Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers nearing the end of his NFL career.
As a result, the Chargers could make a move during this year’s NFL Draft in order to secure the team’s next franchise quarterback sooner rather than later.
If this were to eventually occur, the newcomer under center could step in behind Rivers and learn from the veteran presence ahead of him before ultimately taking over the reins himself.
“The Chargers draft a quarterback,” writes Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “Bolts GM Tom Telesco has not drafted a quarterback since selecting Brad Sorensen in the seventh round of the 2013 draft, his first year with the Chargers. Philip Rivers is perhaps the most durable quarterback in the NFL and is playing at a high level, but he’s 37 years old and the Chargers need to start developing a young signal-caller to eventually replace him.”
The Chargers returned to the postseason in 2018 while almost winning the AFC during the regular season. Ultimately coming up short in the standings at the hands of the rival Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles didn’t even get a crack at the AFC West-winning Chiefs come playoff time as the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots put a damper on those plans.
Los Angeles remains a threat ahead of next season while adding depth should be at the forefront of the team’s immediate plans.