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Monday, January 21, 2019

Chargers will not rule out drafting a quarterback

Philip Rivers

The Los Angeles Chargers may be in the market for a quarterback in April’s NFL Draft.

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco refused to rule out the possibility of drafting a quarterback at some point during the draft.

“We’re very happy with Philip Rivers, and I think he’s got a number of good years left in him,” Telesco said on NFL Network’s Up To The Minute on Thursday, via Conor Orr of NFL.com. “We can win with Philip, and we’re happy with him. But since I’ve arrived here, we’ve always done a lot of work on the quarterbacks. You just have to.

“Even though we have our franchise quarterback, we always have to be looking toward the future. It’s work we’ve done every year. We’ll do work on all the quarterbacks. You never say never. You just never know in this business. You have to be prepared in this business, whether you’re picking at No. 7 or if we trade back, it’s just hard to tell right now. We will scout every position like we don’t have someone there, and we’ll make determinations draft day on what we end up doing. But right now we’re very happy with Philip. He’s the leader of this football team, and we feel like we can win with him.”

It would be silly for Telesco to rule anything out. Rivers is staying for now, but he’s also 35 and won’t be around forever. If the Chargers can find a young quarterback they’d like for good value in the draft, they should pull the trigger.



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