SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Chargers are looking for a quarterback who can make the transition from college to the pros and then compete in a deep draft.
They want to add a “specialized” player with “special talents,” general manager Tom Telesco said Friday during a conference call with reporters.
The team will need to move up in the first round to address the need for a signal-caller.
“We’re not going to be a player-by-player, ‘Hey, what’s the best fit here?'”
“We’re going to look at the players in our system.
What do they bring to the table, what kind of talent do they have?
The same thing, the same thing applies to the guys in our draft.”
There is still room for a draft pick.
The team has the No. 6 overall pick in the draft and the No, 10 pick in this year’s draft.
The Chargers have been working on drafting a quarterback in recent months.
The organization last month hired former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a special assistant, though that job will be filled by Josh McDaniels.
The draft has been quiet.
The only players selected were defensive linemen Justin Houston, Brandon Mebane and Michael Bowie.
But Telescorresse believes the team will select a quarterback soon.
“I think that the guy that’s going to make the most of that opportunity is going to have a great football mind,” Telescom said.