The Los Angeles Chargers are starting to find their groove, and on Sunday, they trounced the Cleveland Browns and rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield. That win came on the heels of a dominating performance the week before against division rival Oakland, as they showed they can get it done on both sides of the ball.
When it comes to this Chargers team, quarterback Philip Rivers is the lifeblood of the franchise, and has been a productive signal-caller for the team for many years. However, he is starting to get up there in age, and despite his ability to still carve up defenses, the team has to start thinking about life after No. 17.
If the Chargers continue to win, they will be a Wild Card team in the AFC, and will likely be drafting later in round one than usual. With that pick, they should look to bring in Rivers’ successor, and Will Grier from West Virginia is a guy who could sneak into the first round, as he has been a consistent player for the Mountaineers during his career.
Grier may have ended his Heisman candidacy with a dud of a performance this past weekend, but he is still a legitimate NFL prospect at the quarterback position. The Chargers would benefit from bringing him in to learn from Rivers, and when it is time to pass the torch, the organization will be ready.