New prediction from Bleacher Report suggests a potential trade between the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans.
Brent Sobleski from Bleacher Report seems convinced that the Los Angeles Chargers are going to pass on a QB in the top-10, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t call the Tennessee Titans to land one in the first round.
Let’s start with Sobleski’s comments in his prediction article:
"Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn doesn’t need a mobile quarterback, as seen the last three seasons with Philip Rivers behind center, but he sees the way the game is trending.“But if you just study high school football, you know the direction of the National Football League down the road,” Lynn told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine. “All those quarterbacks are athletes now, and they pass year-round in these seven-on-seven camps. So, now you have athletes that are really good passers and you can do so many things with that.”Right now, Tyrod Taylor is the Chargers’ projected starter. Lynn built an offensive around Taylor’s dual-threat capabilities when the two were together with the Buffalo Bills."
Two things stood out to me most here.
First of all, there is no way that the Chargers can be completely confident in the QB situation in Los Angeles because even if Tyrod Taylor is your starter, you need someone behind him pushing for playing time both now and in the future.
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Whether that means they want to pick Jalen Hurts in the second round or make a move into the first round, I don’t know, but I do know that there is going to be another move made there this offseason.
The second thing that stood out is Lynn noting the change to athletic QB play from high school, through college and coming to the NFL.
While Jalen Hurts is the QB whose legs present the biggest threat, I would also remind everyone that Jordan Love isn’t a slouch athletically. While not in the same league as Justin Herbert of Jale Hurts, he can still move outside of the pocket and make things happen on the move.
If the Chargers are interested in adding a QB, they might be smart to make a move for Jordan Love as the “upside” play with Tyrod Taylor as the starter in 2020.
It is a short jump up from 37 to 29, but it is worth it to get that 5th-year option that 1st round picks get and the Titans are probably the team in that range that is most willing to make a move down.
That is an interesting thing to monitor heading into the 2020 NFL Draft which is just two weeks away (from tomorrow).