The Los Angeles Chargers need a young talented quarterback, and they certainly need to get started on developmental project sooner or later with Philip Rivers basically in the twilight of his career. Same goes for his backup…
As it stands, the 35-year-old Rivers is backed up by 33-year-old Kellen Clemens.
Head coach Anthony Lynn knows as much, and a answer could land on their lap during this month’s NFL draft; perhaps someone they’ve already visited?
“I think we do have to get a young quarterback on campus. We have to start developing someone because we have two veteran quarterbacks,” Lynn said, per the Los Angeles Times.
“Both of them are long in the tooth. I think they have some good years left in them — don’t get me wrong. But, you have to start thinking about down the line too.”
Michael David Smith, PFT: ‘ The Chargers have worked out Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes, Tennessee’s Joshua Dobbs and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and may draft one of them as the heir apparent to Rivers. Rivers has indicated that he has no problem with the Chargers drafting a quarterback, but he also expects to start for at least a few more years. So the Chargers’ next starting quarterback may be drafted this month, even if Rivers thinks that quarterback will sit on the bench until Rivers’ streak is well over 200 consecutive games. ‘