Chargers could draft a quarterback for first time since 2013

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Philip Rivers is 36. Yet, the Chargers have only Cardale Jones behind their starting quarterback, with 34-year-old Kellen Clemens becoming a free agent in March. Neither is considered Rivers’ eventual replacement.

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco acknowledges the team has to begin planning for life after Rivers.

“We know he’s not going to play 10 more years,” Telesco said, via SiriusXM NFL Radio. “We have to have a plan moving forward . . . but that right moment, right guy, right time hasn’t quite gotten there yet for us.”

There is a good chance the Chargers draft a quarterback for the first time since 2013 when they selected Brad Sorensen in the seventh round.

Rivers is under contract for the next two seasons, which would give the Chargers time to groom his eventual replacement without rushing a rookie into the lineup.

4 responses to “Chargers could draft a quarterback for first time since 2013

  1. Just stupidity to not draft a QB in four years. You should be taking a flier on one in every draft. Even if it’s a seventh round pick. Who knows when you’re going to get lucky and find the diamond in the rough? Cousins, Dak Garoppolo in the third round, Wilson in the second, Brady in the seventh, guys like Romo, Warner, Garcia and Moon who just went right through the draft without any one noticing. The position is so valuable that you should always toss your hat in the ring just in case.

  2. There are lots of great ones in the other divisions of College Football…Greatest example of this is Tom Brady…210th player selected in the draft…You just NEVER know…

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