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Los Angeles Chargers Daily Links: Is Drafting a Quarterback Inevitable?

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What is the fantasy shelf life of the top current wide receivers? - Daniel Kelley
Allen’s elite production is tied in larger part to playing with one of the best anticipation passers of our generation in Philip Rivers. Their styles mesh perfectly. How much longer will Rivers play for and will the Chargers have a plan to replace him? If not, it could render Allen a risky bet to continue playing at such a high level.

Los Angeles Chargers 2018 offseason moves - PFF Analysis Team
The offensive line in Los Angeles will look to keep Rivers clean from pressure more often this coming season as he was under pressure on 37.4 percent of his dropbacks a year ago. Yet, Rivers still was sacked when pressured on just 8.1 percent of those dropbacks, the lowest rate in the league.

Evaluating the fantasy status of 2018's second-year WRs - Dan Clasgens
Eleven catches for 95 yards was all that Williams was able to muster during his rookie year in Los Angeles. He dealt with a herniated disc for the first few months of the season and wound up buried behind Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and others in the Chargers’ passing attack.

However, the team has too much invested not to give him a hard look in his second season. His current ADP of 14.03 offers great value given his pedigree.

Jets Claim K Nick Rose Off Waivers - Zach Links
The Chargers plan to have Caleb Sturgis and Roberto Aguayo duke it out in camp for the team’s kicking job, though they could also look at other options given their field goal issues last year. Meanwhile, the Jets will pit Rose against Cairo Santos.

Most memorable NFL draft moments for all 32 teams - ESPN
The Manning family made it public that the Ole Miss quarterback did not want to play for the Chargers, so Eli Manning holding up a blue and gold jersey with a forced smile after the Chargers made him the No. 1 overall selection in 2004 was one of the most awkward moments in NFL draft history. Of course, the Chargers would go on to trade Manning to the Giants for Philip Rivers after they selected Rivers at No. 4, along with three other selections that turned into linebacker Shawne Merriman, kicker Nate Kaeding and tackle Roman Oben.

Best undrafted players in every NFL team's history - ESPN
A power forward in college who led Kent State to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, the athletic Gates changed the tight end position in the NFL. Signed as an undrafted rookie by the Chargers in 2003, he's the NFL leader in receiving touchdowns by a tight end with 114. An eight-time Pro Bowler, he's the team's franchise leader in receptions (927), receiving yards (11,508) and touchdowns (114). Quarterback Philip Rivers and Gates have connected for 87 touchdowns, which are the most in league history for a tight end-quarterback tandem.

Philip Rivers doesn't see Chargers drafting a QB as a negative - Eric Williams
"I look around at places, some guys that have had far more success than I have had, and they're drafting quarterbacks," Rivers said. "So it's inevitable. It's going to happen at some point. It's happened at other places, we all know where they are. And those guys are either still sitting, or they've been traded. So who knows?

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