The theme of quarterbacks in this year’s draft is “marinate and wait,” or, in the form of a less-catchy phrase, “none are ready to be a starter this season and should sit behind a seasoned veteran for at least a year or five like Aaron Rodgers because remember when Aaron Rodgers sat behind Brett Favre for like half a decade and wow look how that turned out Aaron Rodgers is a Hall of Famer.”
Yeah, I liked the first one better, too.
In any case, the latest FOX Sports mock draft from Dieter Kurtenbach has Patrick Mahomes going in the second round to the Los Angeles Chargers at No. 38 overall.
I’m not sure the Chargers are ready to spend a valuable second round pick on a quarterback with Phillip Rivers still on the roster. At 35 years old, Rivers still has at least three solid years left, and maybe another mediocre season after that. LA coach Anthony Lynn (a former Texas Tech running back) did say he wants to add a quarterback to the roster, though, so maybe Mahomes to the City of Angels isn’t so far-fetched.
In other former Tech player news, Davis Webb is projected to go No. 75 overall to the Buffalo Bills. The starting quarterback job still belongs to Tyrod Taylor, but I don’t think anyone would be surprised if the Bills took a slight gamble on another gunslinger in the middle rounds of this draft.
It’s almost April. Soon we can be done with the mocks, and on to the speculations of how long it will take former Tech players to earn starting jobs at their respective teams. But for now, let’s all power through this together.