1. The Los Angeles Chargers might not be sold on Justin Herbert
Even with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Chargers are likely going to get the third pick at a quarterback. LSU’s Joe Burrow is essentially a lock for the first overall pick while Tua Tagovailoa likely will go to the Miami Dolphins, who have the fifth overall pick.
The Detroit Lions could even throw their name in the quarterback conversation as well if the team decides to move on from Matthew Stafford, which appears to be possible.
If the Chargers get the third quarterback in the draft then they would have Justin Herbert, who had a good season with Oregon and definitely can be an above-average quarterback in the league in due time but is not on the same level as Burrow or Tua.
Herbert is a quarterback that probably should be taken in the second half of the first round and the Chargers taking him with the sixth overall pick would be a bit high. Plus, with the team having a good core right now, they should be pressing to get a quarterback that can win now, not in three seasons.
Burrow and Tua give the Chargers a much better shot at that, Herbert not so much. Instead of drafting Herbert, the Chargers could use that selection for an offensive lineman to bolster the line for Bridgewater, who is experienced and knows what it takes to win in the NFL.
But still, drafting a quarterback gives a team its answer at the position for a decade, right? Not always, as there have been busts (Blake Bortles, Robert Griffin) that went fairly high in the draft. Plus, Bridgewater is no Philip Rivers in age, leading to the second point.