The keys to the San Diego Chargers are in the hand of Tom Telesco. Whether or not we like it, he will determine what the next 5-10 years will be like for Chargers fans, even if he's not here for all of them.
Top 3 draft picks are incredibly rare. Since 1975, the Chargers have had a top 3 draft pick exactly three times.
One time the team flipped the pick for more draft picks and ended up with LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, and a few other pieces.
Another time, the team flipped the pick for more draft picks and ended up with Philip Rivers, Nate Kaeding, Shawne Merriman, and a few other pieces.
The first time, the team actually traded away good players and multiple high draft picks to move up from #3 to #2, and ended up with Ryan Leaf.
See? A top 3 draft pick is so influential on the future of your team that we are at the mercy of Tom Telesco, the Chargers' General Manager, for more than just the upcoming Draft and season. Let's hope he knows what he's doing.
In Telesco We Trust (because we have no other choice).