The Los Angeles Chargers will be looking to find their quarterback of the future after declaring a decision to part ways with Philip Rivers. The 2020 NFL Draft has some intriguing options, including Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
Josh Edwards of CBS Sports predicts the Chargers will address this need by selecting Love with the No. 6 pick. Edwards doesn’t expect Los Angeles to be satisfied with Tyrod Taylor as their long-term quarterback option.
Los Angeles seems to be projecting this idea that they are satisfied with Tyrod Taylor. The Bills and Browns were not satisfied with the veteran, so the Chargers could be selling a bill of goods as well. Love is an intriguing talent with a promising skill set.
After an impressive outing at the NFL Scouting Combine, Love has managed to rise up NFL Draft projections. He has great intangibles for a quarterback prospect but the main red flag is the fact that he threw 17 interceptions during his final season at Utah State.
If Love can clean up some of the decision-making errors when going through his progression, he could possess quite an impactful skill-set for a team like the Chargers. It’s largely why many experts believe Love could require time to develop behind a veteran.
The Chargers do have the option of being patient with Love if they were to select him. They already have veteran quarterback Taylor that could serve as a stop-gap option. He has appeared in 70 regular-season games with 46 of those being starts.
Taylor has only one season remaining of the two-year contract he signed with the Chargers last offseason. That means he could start for a season to give Jordan Love time to get acclimated to the NFL level before handing over the reins with no financial implications to the team.