The Los Angeles Chargers signaled the end of an era during the offseason, parting ways with their longtime quarterback, Philip Rivers.
While it’s going to be weird seeing someone other than Rivers under center in 2020, it’s foolish to think Los Angeles is going to rely solely on perennial backup signal-caller Tyrod Taylor for anything longer than this one season.
And with attendance and attention still an issue for the Chargers in L.A., finding someone who can get the masses excited about the Bolts is something that needs to be high atop the priority list.
With the two top quarterbacks already off the board, the Chargers ensure they get their man in Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.
If Herbert came out in the 2019 NFL Draft, he could have easily been a top-five pick. That said, he’s still a tremendously exciting prospect with a big arm and all the football IQ any team would want.
L.A. needs to find a way to protect him better than it ever did with Rivers, but that’s an issue to resolve later in the NFL Draft.