Prior to seeing their rookie quarterback likely take the field at some point in 2020, the Chargers should consider one of these trades.
What an offseason it has been for the Chargers. Anthony Lynn and his group finally said goodbye to a franchise legend in Philip Rivers, who left after 16 seasons and signed with the Indianapolis Colts.
Everyone knew the marriage between Rivers and the Chargers was going to end, therefore fans had already been expecting a new franchise quarterback in April. The question was, who would it be?
Los Angeles ended up landing who most thought was the third-best quarterback prospect in this year’s draft, Justin Herbert out of Oregon. Some had him higher, some lower. But, the fact of the matter is, the consensus tells us all that he should be around for a while.
The key, now, is to continue putting the right pieces around him in order to see his development come to a positive fruition. Of course, Herbert will first have to move up the depth chart before we can see that development happen.
Supplanting Tyrod Taylor might take a few weeks. It could also take until next year. Only time will tell. But, assuming we will see Herbert sooner rather than later, the Chargers could add some more talent around him starting in his rookie year. The more talent surrounding Herbert, the better.
At this stage, the free agent pool is somewhat dry. The best way for Los Angeles to add more playmakers and depth around their young gunslinger is going to be via trade. There could be some interesting trades which go down before the start of the season, too. But, would the Chargers get in on the conversation?
These three players are specific deals which could help assist Herbert even more in his coming development.