Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt (left) talks with quarterbacks Philip Rivers (17) and Charlie Whitehurst (6) during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Colts 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: San Diego Chargers considering drafting a QB


As the NFL Draft approaches this week, teams are starting to condor all options as even though draft boards have specific targeted needs on them, there are also positions that could use some help even if it means you’re just doing your due diligence.

San Diego Charger general manager Tom Telesco is one of those people doing his due diligence with prospects and is seemingly leaving no stone unturned. According to ESPN’s Chargers blog, the team is considering taking a quarterback even though it’s not a pressing positional need.

Per ESPN.com:

“It’s something you keep your eye on because you never know,” Telesco said. “It’s probably not in the front of your mind, but it’s in the back of our mind all of the time. That’s why we evaluate every position like there’s nobody on our roster.

Philip Rivers isn’t getting any younger and while the Chargers have what we call a ‘developmental quarterback’ already in Brad Sorensen, adding someone like A.J. McCarron, David Fales or Jimmy Garoppolo might not be the worst thing if they cane had at a decent selection.

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  • powderBLUE801

    Wouldn’t that be crazy? Another QB in the mix? I don’t think we should waist the pick honestly. Especially in the early rounds.

  • Diegoblue

    No way we draft a QB in the early rds or the entire draft for that matter .. They are far too many pressing needs than QB. Rivers is only 32 he easily has another 4 to 5yrs considering he stays healthy and that’s any player for that matter

  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I could see this happening actually. Not in the early rounds but later. Clemens probably retires when Rivers does, possibly before. Sorensen is a backup QB imo. And a young QB could be the Rivers replacement. Who that QB is, I can’t tell you but Telesco wants to build from the draft so getting your next QB could be in the cards this year.

  • cam

    As much as I would like us to draft a QB in the 3rd or 4th round, I just don’t see it happening for a couple of reasons: 1) We have horrible depth at almost every other position, mid rounds is where you replenish that depth. 2) We just signed Kellen Clemens to a 2 year deal. 3) Philip prefers a veteran QB to bounce ideas off and study with (see #2).

    Regardless, if we could get Aaron Murray in the 3rd? I think it would be well worth it… that man can ball.

  • djkhford

    Sure were going to find Rivers replacement in the bottom half of the draft. What a bunch of DORKS!

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      They wouldn’t draft a QB early. You take one late and develop him so when Rivers retires you have a home grown talent to take over the team.