Happy Hump Day, Chargers fans.
We are just a day away from television coverage of the NFL Combine with quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends taking the field to start things off on Thursday morning. Be sure to stop in for coverage on all the top QBs and potential pass-catchers who could make their way onto the Chargers come April.
GM Tom Telesco and HC Anthony Lynn both spoke with the media in Indianapolis on Tuesday and each had some interesting nuggets to share on the future/expectations of this team in 2020. Check out some of the links below to catch up on the most recent news!
LA Chargers: Russell Okung should be released
“The numbers on the Okung contract are the primary reason for release. Okung is owed $13 million this season if he’s on the roster. If he’s not, the Chargers save $11 million when the two million in dead cap is taken into account.”
NFLPA Board of Representatives to Send NFL’s CBA Proposal for General Vote
“George Atallah, the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association, tweeted that the organization’s Board of Player Representatives voted to send the NFL’s proposed collective bargaining agreement to NFLPA membership for a vote.”
Chargers GM Tom Telesco Seeks QB with ‘A Lot of Attributes Philip Rivers Had’
“Generally speaking, a lot of attributes that Philip Rivers had,” Telesco says of what he looks for in a quarterback. “You want that intangible part, too. It’s very important for the quarterback to be able to lead, to have work ethic, preparation skills, handle adversity, all of those skills. That’s so important for a quarterback.”
2020 NFL Draft: 1 Surprise Prospect Each Team Could Target in the Top 10
“In 2019, Sam Tevi and Trent Scott took almost all the snaps at tackle. They allowed a combined 10.5 sacks, per STATs (via the Washington Post). According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, left tackle Russell Okung has questions about the Chargers’ future and his standing with the organization.”
Meet Damien Lewis, LSU’s dominant offensive line prospect
“Fresh off a national title, Lewis recently spoke exclusively with Draft Wire about the experience of playing for the Bayou Bengals, blocking for a Heisman-winning quarterback in Joe Burrow, and what kind of impact he’ll have at the next level.”
Tua Tagovailoa expects to be cleared by doctors in March
“Being cleared on March 9th would give Tagovailoa plenty of time for a predraft workout, giving him the chance to prove to NFL teams he’ll be ready to play as a rookie, and worthy of a high draft choice.”
4-round Chargers mock draft, pre-NFL Scouting Combine Edition
“With the National Scouting Combine kicking off this week, the NFL draft picture has started to come into focus. As big boards become more evident, what might the Chargers do when the big day rolls around come April?”
Might the Raiders chase Tom Brady? Should they?!
“Nearly 11 years after the late Davis’ proclamation, more than 18 years after the Tuck Rule became a part of NFL lore and launched Brady’s campaign as the greatest quarterback in NFL history, should the rebranded Las Vegas Raiders do the heretofore unthinkable and make a run at Brady if he becomes a free agent?”
Broncos’ John Elway would ‘prefer a veteran’ backup behind Drew Lock
“We’ll see, [but] I think I’d like to get a veteran [quarterback],” Elway said. “Just with the youth we have at the position now and somebody that can help, you know, help in that situation. ... I think I’d prefer a veteran, but we’ll see what’s available.”
2020 NFL Mock Draft 8.0: Final Mock Before the NFL Combine
“With only Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick under contract in 2020, the Chargers will certainly add to the quarterback room either via free agency and/or the draft. While Herbert needs to become more consistent, he has an impressive combination of size, arm strength and plus mobility that could entice the Chargers to use a top-six pick on him.”