Chargers Get Draft Cards to Fall in Their Favor and Select Justin Herbert With No. 6 Pick

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert | Don Juan Moore/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers rode on the coattails of Philip Rivers for the last 15 years, but it appears they have their next franchise guy.

General manager Tom Telesco used the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.

Herbert has a monster arm, and he used that rocket paired with some solid athleticism to help Oregon take home a Rose Bowl victory in his final season under Mario Cristobal.

While he has a lot to work on from an accuracy and pocket awareness standpoint, the arm strength and standout performance at the Senior Bowl helped Herbert's stock go through the roof. If his traits are properly coached up, he could be a player reminiscent of Carson Wentz or Ryan Tannehill.

It remains to be seen if Herbert ends up the Year 1 starter, but it appears that the Chargers weren't sold on Tyrod Taylor after all. LA fans can hope the team has its franchise guy for the next decade.