Since the start of the 2006 season, Philip Rivers has started every game for the Los Angeles Chargers. But the veteran signal caller is slated to become a free agent in March, and it seems all but certain he’ll be in a different uniform next season.
Through Rivers’ career the Chargers have not used a high draft pick on a quarterback, simply because they didn’t really need to. But failure to form a good succession plan as Rivers advanced into his late 30’s now leaves them in a bit of a lurch, with a question over who will will be their starting quarterback for the first time in a long time.
The Chargers have become a rumored destination for Tom Brady as he mulls his future, and a trade for someone like Cam Newton could eventually be on the table. But the need for a proverbial quarterback of the future will still stand heading into April’s draft
In that search for a long-term successor for Rivers, here are two reasons the Chargers should target Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm with the No. 37 pick in the draft.