2020-04-15

Jalen Hurts meets with Chargers, Packers

Quarterback Jalen Hurts met virtually with Los Angeles Chargers and Green Bay Packers ahead of this month’s NFL Draft, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

While both franchises are in the quarterback market, the Chargers have the immediate need after Phillip Rivers’ departure leaving Tyrod Taylor, 30, the lone quarterback with experience.

Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network has Los Angeles taking Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with 31st overall pick via trade with San Francisco 49ers, the team currently holds the 37th and 71st overall selections.
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Green Bay is entering 15th season with Aaron Rodgers, 36, who’s in the second year of 4-year, $134M contract. They hold the 30th and 62nd overall selections. Fansided’s Patrick Schmidt has the Packers taking Love with the 30th overall pick.

Hurts’ draft stock has been rising among league executives and scouts, according to ESPN's NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper, noting the graduate transfer is a ‘hot name' in recent weeks.

RELATED: Analyst: Tampa Bay is worst fit for Jalen Hurts

Last season, Hurts completed 69.7 percent of his passes for 3,851 yards and 32 touchdowns – adding another 1,298 yards on the ground and 22 scores.

2020 NFL Draft will be held April 23-25.



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