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Chargers will work out Marcus Mariota today in Oregon; Will they trade Rivers?

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Could the Chargers trade Philip Rivers to the Titans for Marcus Mariota?

Are the San Diego Chargers honestly considering trading Philip Rivers?  I think that is the biggest story of the Draft. Ken Whisenhunt the former Chargers head coach is in Tennessee and would love to land Rivers as his quarterback.  Rivers is a top tier quarterback, but he is getting older, while Mariota is a project quarterback in my opinion who could save the Chargers cap space and eventually develop into a very solid player. 

Team brass, including coach Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, quarterbacks coach Nick Sirianni and front-office members, flew Monday afternoon from San Diego, bound for Eugene, Ore., sources said. Once there, the group is expected to have dinner with Mariota Monday night before working out the former Oregon quarterback and Heisman Award winner Tuesday.

Mariota is projected to be taken as early as the first or second pick on April 30 during the first round. The Chargers have the No. 17 choice. This sounds like the Chargers are very serious about trading up for Mariota, because an agent would not let a player work out for a team they didn’t think had a legitimate shot at getting because of risking injury. 

The Titans need to do this, because Whisenhunt and the Titans are in a win now mode in Tennessee, or else everyone will be cut. 

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