RUMOR: Chargers expected to select a QB in 2020 NFL Draft
The Los Angeles Chargers had a tumultuous season in 2019 and this offseason is vital for the franchise to get back on track. In an article predicting what could happen this offseason, Eric D. Williams of ESPN believes that Los Angeles is expected to select a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft.
While the 2019 season was running its course, everyone was curious to see what the Chargers would do with Philip Rivers in 2020. After seeing Rivers move his family to Florida, it looks like Los Angeles is going to move on from the veteran quarterback.
As Williams stated, Tom Telesco—the GM of the Chargers—has only selected two quarterbacks since 2013. Those two quarterbacks were Brad Sorensen and Easton Stick. Of course, with Rivers under center, the Chargers didn’t have to worry about finding a starter.
Now, with Rivers likely gone, the time has come to find his replacement. Luckily for Los Angeles, they own the No. 6 pick in the upcoming draft. That puts them in a perfect position to find their franchise quarterback of the future.
Before the Chargers are on the clock, it’s likely that both Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa are already off of the board. Provided that, Los Angeles could end up find themselves selecting Justin Herbert out of Oregon.
Recently, Herbert impressed at the Senior Bowl as he took home the MVP award for the game. Next season, the Chargers are making the move to SoFi Stadium and it’s likely they’ll have a new captain manning the quarterback position.