Jason Verrett Already "Feeling the Love" in LA - Ricky Henne
"This was incredible," he said moments after the festivities ended. "Being a part of this ceremony, it’s got me hyped up. I felt the love. They are excited up here. I am ready to go get a work out in right now. I wish I could go out there and play a game."
NFL Insiders redraft the first five picks of the 2016 class - ESPN NFL Insiders (insider)
Philip Rivers is 35 years old, but you don't use a top-three draft pick on your heir apparent at quarterback unless you know your starter has just one year left. The Chargers definitely needed young defensive talent going into this season, and the consensus best defensive players were Bosa and Ramsey. If they didn't take Bosa, they were going to take Ramsey, who had an excellent rookie year in Jacksonville. A Ramsey pick would have given them a really nice trio of cornerbacks for the next few years, teaming Ramsey with Jason Verrett and free-agent addition Casey Hayward.
Kiper's 2017 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 - Mel Kiper Jr. (insider)
This isn't a great class for top-tier blindside protectors, but Robinson is at the top of the list, though I think his best skill -- run-blocking -- means he'd be better as a right tackle at the next level. A three-year starter for the Crimson Tide, he's a known commodity in the NFL. The Chargers ranked in the bottom third of the league in rushing (3.8 yards per carry, 94.4 yards per game) in 2016, and tackles Joe Barksdale and King Dunlap have underwhelmed.
Rams and Chargers 'need each other' to thrive in L.A. - Alden Gonzalez
"What's best for the NFL, what's best for the Rams, is to make this a passionate football market," Demoff said after the ceremony. "And having two successful teams that consistently compete for NFC and AFC championships will go a long way toward determining our success. For us to be successful, we need the Chargers to be successful. For them to be successful, they need us to be successful. That symbiotic relationship will be what comes to define us. I want people to look back on this partnership years from now and say it's a model in how two teams can come to a market and work together."
Phil Mickelson laments Chargers' move to Los Angeles - Associated Press
"I just wish that all the people in San Diego loved them the way I do and fought a little harder to keep them, but I understand it," the PGA Tour star said Thursday after the first round of the CareerBuilding Challenge.