The LA Chargers drafted their quarterback of the future with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, selecting Justin Herbert out of Oregon.
While Charger fans are excited about Herbert’s potential, we likely won’t see him on the field much in 2020 as he seemingly is slated to sit a season behind Tyrod Taylor. It makes sense, as quarterbacks sitting for at least a year has had a positive impact on past quarterbacks.
But this is coming a year after Philip Rivers leaves. Rivers would have been an excellent veteran quarterback mentor and the team could have timed it where the new quarterback could take over once Rivers leaves, similar to Alex Smith and Patrick Mahomes.