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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Chargers reportedly not expected to trade up in draft for QB

Justin Herbert

The Los Angeles Chargers will have a shot to take one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL Draft last week if they remain at No. 6, and some have wondered if they might trade up in order to secure either Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert. However, it does not sound like the Chargers have a preference between the two QBs.

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Chargers would be content with either Tagovailoa or Herbert and have no plans to trade up in the draft. Unless another team trades up for a QB, one of the two will almost certainly be available at No. 6 when the Chargers pick.

The first two picks of the draft are believed to be locks, with Joe Burrow going No. 1 to the Cincinnati Bengals and pass-rusher Chase Young going No. 2 to the Washington Redskins. The Detroit Lions pick at No. 3 and New York Giants at No 4 and neither team is expected to target a quarterback. Then comes the Miami Dolphins at No. 5, and there have been conflicting reports over whether they prefer Tagovailoa or Herbert.

That should, in theory, leave the Chargers with either Tagovailoa or Herbert at No. 6. Despite the reports we have heard about their current QB situation, it would be a surprise if LA didn’t take a quarterback if one of those two are available.

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