Chargers, Dolphins Working On Big Draft Day Trade?
Are the Chargers and Dolphins working on a big draft day trade?
Interestingly enough, Los Angeles and Miami have similar objectives.
Both franchises are looking to find their next young starting quarterbacks so that they can start anew.
The Dolphins, in particular, have been linked to Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa since last year.
When Tagovailoa suffered a season-ending hip injury with the Crimson Tide this past season, many wondered if Miami would still want to draft him.
As it turns out, the answer is yes.
The big problem for the Dolphins at this point is how many teams like the Chargers are out there this year. Los Angeles needs a quarterback. The Carolina Panthers need a quarterback. The Detroit Lions may need a quarterback.
With so many teams at the top of the draft needing a passer, there is a very real possibility that if Miami stands pat at No. 5 Tagovailoa will be gone by the time they are drafting.
The Washington Redskins and Lions hold the Nos. 2 and 3 picks, respectively, right now.
Washingon, in particular, does not need a quarterback – so it could easily trade its selection to someone who will steal Tagovailoa from the Dolphins.
Detroit could do that as well, or simply opt to move on from Matthew Stafford and use the pick to take Tagovailoa themselves.
This week, ESPN insider Jeff Darlington appeared on Get Up and suggested the Chargers as an increasingly likely option for Tagovailoa. He believes that LA, who currently has the sixth overall selection, may do a deal with the Lions for the third overall pick.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 11, 2020
If that were happen, the Chargers would take Tagovailoa – leaving Miami without their man.
Now, if that were to happen, the Dolphins could simply then take Oregon’s Justin Herbert. He had a tremendous showing at the Senior Bowl last week.
However, if Miami really has its heart set on Tagovailoa – a deal would need to be worked out to move up in the draft ahead of where the Chargers would presumably land.