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LA Chargers: Why drafting Jalen Hurts is more realistic than you think

DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs the ball against the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter during the 2019 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 12, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs the ball against the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter during the 2019 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 12, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Jalen Hurts fits the LA Chargers’ plans perfectly

Unless the LA Chargers end up getting Tua, chances are that Tyrod Taylor is going to be the starting quarterback in 2020 and it is going to be his job to lose. If he plays as well as some fans are expecting him to play, then the starting job should be his for the entire season.

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Essentially, the team is selecting a quarterback to sit for a season and then take over the reigns of the offense, which makes it easier to take a quarterback with holes in their game as the team will have a year of hands-on reps to fix those holes.

Not only does Hurts fit that timeline, but he is also the kind of quarterback that the Chargers seem to be looking for. Taylor is a mobile quarterback, something that Anthony Lynn has shown a desire for and Hurts would fit that same billing. He is one of the most athletic, dual-threat quarterbacks in the league.

Hurts has his flaws. He does not display great pocket presence, made some bad throwing decisions, did not always have great mechanics and doubters would say his numbers were padded by playing in the Big-12.

However, a lot of those flaws are the same flaws that Jordan Love has, but some fans are enthralled by Love. Sure, Love’s arm strength might give him a higher ceiling, but Hurts has the same flaws with much better collegiate success as well as several seasons of elite college coaching.

This leads to the third and final point.

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