Patrick Mahomes, Joshua Dobbs had private workouts for Chargers

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The Chargers know that Philip Rivers will be their starting quarterback in 2017 and he’s under contract for a couple more seasons, but they have started thinking about what comes next at the position.

General Manager Tom Telesco didn’t rule out drafting a quarterback early in the draft when asked about the future at quarterback earlier this month and the team got an up-close look at one that’s expected to be off the board fairly in April’s proceedings. Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports that the Chargers held a private workout with Patrick Mahomes in Lubbock, Texas recently.

Head coach Anthony Lynn, who also went to Texas Tech, attended the workout along with offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and quarterbacks coach Shane Steichen.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Chargers also had a private workout with Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, who is projected to be a third day pick next month. Getting picked at that point wouldn’t make him the heir apparent for Rivers, but would give the Chargers a prospect to develop as they begin life in Los Angeles.

13 responses to “Patrick Mahomes, Joshua Dobbs had private workouts for Chargers

  1. It’s tough when a long time franchise QB’s career is coming to an end. If Rivers’ play doesn’t improve significantly this season, he’s finished. I think Mahomes is the best QB coming out this year. We’ve seen many times where the top QB wasn’t necessarily the first one off the board.

  2. artliedtocleveland says:
    Mar 23, 2017 11:48 AM

    2 of the worst qb prospects I’ve ever seen. Surprised the Clowns haven’t been linked to either one yet
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    Sure, I guess throwing for over 5k yards and a 4 to 1 TD/INT ratio is what the worst QBs do…

  3. @tonebones says:
    Mar 23, 2017 10:23 AM
    It’s tough when a long time franchise QB’s career is coming to an end. If Rivers’ play doesn’t improve significantly this season, he’s finished.
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    Rivers has many years left. The problem is and has always been the offensive line because of the cheap Spanos family. Not investing in what is important to keep the QB upright. Second is injuries, Dean Spanos put his sons in important positions within the organization. The Spanos family is not a football family. They have no business running a football organization.

  4. The 2018 draft class for QB’s is so much better than 2017. Any rebuilding team would be smart to draft defense this year and wait until next year to get a QB.

  5. Mahomes is a gamer.

    If a good coaching staff can help him polish up some of the little things for a year or two, I’ll bet that by Year 3 they will have something.

    He will probably go in the first round so someone can get the fifth year option on him, and he could go ahead of Kizer for that matter.

  6. Yeah, they have to draft a QB and soon…to the future. Because unless Clipboard Jesus is coming back, there is no future 🙂

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