With Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn telling reporters at the NFL owners meeting last week that he wanted to add a young quarterback to the position group, veteran signal-caller Philip Rivers said he wasn’t totally opposed to the idea, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.
The Chargers held private workouts with QB draft prospects Patrick Mahomes from Texas Tech and Josh Dobbs from Tennessee. Team representatives also have attended the pro days of Pittsburgh’s Nathan Peterman and Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer.
“We’re going to at some point,” Rivers said. “I’m not going to be here forever. And part of this business if you look around the league — in New England they’ve drafted a handful of guys the last few years, and they’ve got one of the best to ever play. And it looks like he’s still got a lot left in the tank.
“That’s just one example, and there’s been many. I think that’s just part of it. I certainly don’t fear that day when that comes, whatsoever. But I don’t take it as my role, ‘Oh we draft a young guy so get him ready.’ But at the same time, I enjoy sharing things I’ve learned and letting a young guy see how I’ve done things. And at the same time, shoot, I’m always going to compe