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LA Chargers: The history of quarterbacks taken with the sixth overall pick

Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Trent Dilfer prepares to throw a pass during first half action of Super Bowl XXXV 28 January, 2001, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens are playing for the NFL championship. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo by Timothy A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Trent Dilfer prepares to throw a pass during first half action of Super Bowl XXXV 28 January, 2001, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The New York Giants and the Baltimore Ravens are playing for the NFL championship. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo by Timothy A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)
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(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers are likely going to take a quarterback with the sixth overall pick.

The LA Chargers are in need of a new franchise quarterback with Philip Rivers moving on and there is a good chance that the new franchise quarterback comes in the 2020 NFL Draft, most likely with the sixth overall pick.

While it is not a guarantee that the Chargers pick a quarterback at six, as they could move up or down in the draft or target a quarterback later in the draft, it is most likely that a quarterback will be taken with the sixth overall pick.

Thus, we wanted to look back at the history of all the quarterbacks taken with the sixth overall pick and we separated them into four different categories, starting with:

1. It’s just too soon

Daniel Jones:

Daniel Jones has his own category on this list as it is simply way too soon to put him in any of the other categories. The New York Giants selected Jones after weeks of speculation and at the time, it was viewed as a terrible selection by the Giants.

The reasoning for drafting Jones seemingly was that he played college football at Duke, whose head coach is David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe was a key component in Peyton Manning‘s success at Tennessee and also recruited Eli Manning to Ole Miss. So, they took the guy that had connections to the Manning family.

He showed some signs of promise in his rookie season but it was not all that great. He finished the year with a 61.9 completion percentage, 3,027 yards, 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He was just a rookie, though, and has plenty of time to grow.

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