LA Chargers: Why Tua Tagovailoa is the best-possible option at six
By Jason Reed
The 2020 NFL Draft is arguably the most anticipated and exciting draft for the LA Chargers since the team selected Eli Manning with the first overall pick and traded him for Philip Rivers in 2004. The common denominator between the two years is quite clear — they both involved the team drafting its quarterback of the future.
Now, we don’t know for 100 percent certainty that the LA Chargers are going to draft a quarterback but it would be very surprising to see them pass at signal-caller. Tyrod Taylor is starting under center in 2020, but in a good quarterback class, the Chargers are practically guaranteed to take the next face of the franchise.
There are several options for the Los Angeles Chargers to take with no real guarantees on when any of them will be selected. The one thing we do seemingly know for certain about the 2020 NFL Draft is that Joe Burrow and Chase Young will go first and second, respectively.
Outside of that, anything can happen in the rest of the first round, which is going to shape who the LA Chargers take at six.
In the absolute perfect-case scenario, the LA Chargers would draft Tua Tagovailoa with the sixth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The other two likely quarterbacks that the LA Chargers could take is Justin Herbert and Jordan Love, and while there are a lot of Charger fans on the Tua hype train, there are also a lot of fans that would prefer to see Herbert or Love in LA.
Tua has his concerns, that is without question. He has had several injuries in his collegiate career that could warrant some to label him as injury prone, but outside of the hip surgery, nothing has really been too major.
If Tua somehow falls to the sixth overall pick then the Chargers should not even think about selecting him twice. Here are the three main reasons why he is the best-case scenario for the sixth pick.