Report: Packers, Chargers among teams showing interest in Jalen Hurts
There has been a wide difference of opinions about where Jalen Hurts might be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft, but we now know at least two of the teams that are expressing interest in the former Oklahoma star.
The Green Bay Packers and Los Angeles Chargers have both had virtual meetings with Hurts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.
Two interesting teams who have been in touch with and monitoring #OU QB Jalen Hurts: The #Packers and the #Chargers. Both had meetings set up with him and have done virtual calls. Both have a veteran (of varying degrees) in as the starter and are expected to look to the future.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 14, 2020
The Chargers will have an opportunity to select a better QB prospect than Hurts at No. 6 overall, and many analysts have predicted they will do that. Mel Kiper has LA taking Tua Tagovailoa in that spot, as the ESPN veteran thinks the Miami Dolphins will select Justin Herbert over Tagovailoa at No. 5.
The Packers are obviously looking into Hurts as a potential backup, and the same could be true of the Chargers. If LA decides to not draft a QB early in the first round, they will probably enter the season with Tyrod Taylor as the starter and go from there.
Hurts went to Oklahoma last year as a graduate transfer and quickly established himself as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He threw for 3,851 yards, 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions while rushing for another 1,298 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also has plenty of big-game experience from the three seasons he spent with Alabama. It would be a surprise if Hurts slipped too late into the second round.