Chargers Trading Up For Tua Tagovailoa?
Are the Los Angeles Chargers trading up for Tua Tagovailoa when the 2020 NFL Draft rolls round? Things are trending that way.
Heading into April’s big event, a few things are clear. First and foremost, Heisman-winning LSU star Joe Burrow is going to the Cincinnati Bengals with the top overall selection. By the time the second pick rolls around, he will be off the board.
From there, things will get interesting.
The Miami Dolphins who picking at No. 5, Chargers at No. 6 and Carolina Panthers at No. 7 all definitely need a young quarterback. The Washington Redskins who picking at No. 2 and Detroit Lions who are picking at No. 3 may need quarterbacks.
That means there is a legitimate shot that pick Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 all want to take a quarterback.
That simply cannot work out well for all involved.
Heading into this most recent college football season, it was no big secret that Miami had its eye on Tagovailoa. Even after he hurt his hip midseason, there was still a ton of speculation that the Dolphins would pull the trigger on him anyway.
Then something odd happened at the NFL Scouting Combine. A meeting between Tagovailoa and the Dolphins reportedly went poorly, and now his status with the organization is very much in serious doubt.
According to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, there is now a very plausible scenario where the Chargers trade up for Tagovailoa and end up with the former Alabama star.
“I think [the Detroit Lions] trade back to No. 5 or No. 6, I think it’s either the Dolphins or the Chargers [who trade up],” he said.
“My money is on the Chargers trading up to get this pick and take Tua because I believe the Miami Dolphins have a comfort level with either Herbert or with Tua.”
With Philip Rivers gone, clearly Los Angeles is attempting to start fresh at the quarterback position.
Currently Tyrod Taylor figures to be the Day 1 starter if the Chargers do not find a better option, but obviously they would simply prefer to find a better option.
Tagovailoa would make a lot of sense.
Will this trade go down? It is impossible to say for certain. But the odds of it happening are much better today than they were this time last week.