The Los Angeles Chargers inked former Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey to a two-year contract in March. Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt is gushed about the addition of the veteran lineman.
Whisenhunt is confident Pouncey will be able to fit in easily with his new teammates and especially with Rivers.
Philip does a lot of things, and he always has, Whisenhunt said. Mike came in here and said he wants to be involved with that. That’s a good mentality for him [and] I think the communication between those two is very important. Mike’s been doing it, he’s very good at what he does from the standpoint of how he plays the game. The communication between those two will be good, and hopefully that can only make us better.
We all know how it played out: the Browns took Baker Mayfield first. The Giants didn’t even consider trading out of No. 2, and indeed selected a non-quarterback in Saquon Barkley. That left the Jets with their pick of Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson at No. 3.
According to the New York Daily News, the only people who knew the Jets’ preference in this spot were CEO Christopher Johnson, GM Mike Maccagnan, and head coach Todd Bowles. The Jets kept things so secretive that Maccagnan didn’t even put final grades on the draft cards pertaining to the five quarterbacks most teams had grouped together atop the heap.
The Jets ratcheted up their secrecy before the franchise’s most important draft in memory. Browns general manager John Dorsey joked that his wife didn’t even know that he was going to take Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick. Well, Jets GM Mike Maccagnan kept his intentions close to the vest, too. Only CEO Christopher Johnson, Todd Bowles and Maccagnan knew the exact signal caller pecking order on One Jets Drive.