The 2015 NFL draft isn’t officially until next week, but the Bolts gave a sneak peek of their game plan on Wednesday and, of course, fielded questions about who is going to be their quarterback in 2015 (and beyond).
San Diego Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco spoke at 11 a.m., previewing the NFL Draft. Though he couldn't talk about any specific players by name, Telesco did give some information about the Bolts' draft philosophy. The Chargers streamed the media conference live here.
First and foremost, Telesco repeatedly said Rivers is the Chargers quarterback and will continue in the leadership role.
“It’s the same thing I’ve said for the last four months. Phillip is our quarterback and it’s our plan and intent that he’s our quarterback for the future,” said Telesco. “He’s really excited about this season – as are we.”
"We're thrilled we have him here and hope he's here for many, many years," he added.
Telesco said he could not discuss Rivers' contract.
As for the 2015 NFL Draft, Telesco said the team is looking forward to it.
"We think we have a pretty good plan heading into this draft," said Telesco.
According to the team, the Bolts have six selections in this year’s NFL Draft, including the 17th overall choice in Round 1. The team will also have one pick each in Rounds 2-6. The team traded its 7th Round selection to Dallas in 2013 in exchange for defensive lineman Sean Lissemore.
The 2015 NFL Draft is happening April 30 through May 2 at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Round 1 kicks off at 5 p.m. PT. Rounds 2-3 will take place on May 1 and the draft will conclude on May 2 with Rounds 2-7. It will be broadcast live on ESPN and the NFL Network.
The Chargers website will be updating throughout the draft with the Bolts picks.
Telesco and Head Coach Mike McCoy will brief the media at Chargers Park after Round 1, Round 3 and Round 7, next week, the team confirmed.