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NFL Draft 2016: San Diego Chargers open to trading no.3 overall pick for quality assets

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The San Diego Chargers will entertain offers for their no.3 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to NFL insider Josh Alper of Pro football talk.

The Chargers are reportedly in search for a young quarterback and might use the n.3 overall pick to get. However, it doesn’t indicate of Phil Rivers’ retirement or departure from San Diego. As a matter of fact, if offered an intriguing package, the Chargers are reportedly willing to trade down.

The Chargers are looking at quarterback prospect Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, who will likely lead the Charges post-Rivers era.

“The Chargers don’t have a young quarterback, but there aren’t any retirement ceremonies scheduled for Philip Rivers at this point so a quarterback-needy team could also target that spot to move up for a player like Carson Wentz or Jared Goff.”

According to Alper, the Chargers are hoping they can acquire a solid package by trading their first-round pick.

“Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers are open to trading their highest pick since 2004, when they traded first overall pick Eli Manning to the Giants for Rivers and draft picks. The Chargers also had the top pick in 2001 and traded it to Atlanta. The Falcons took Michael Vick while the Chargers ended up with Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson and other pieces.”

Sources: Josh Alper/Profootball talk

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