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Chargers select Oregon QB Justin Herbert with sixth pick

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COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers are hoping they have found their future franchise quarterback after selecting Oregon’s Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick of the NFL draft.

It is the first time the Chargers have selected a quarterback in the first round since they took Eli Manning with the top overall pick in 2004. Manning was traded 90 minutes later to the New York Giants for Philip Rivers.

General Manager Tom Telesco can only hope to get as much out of Herbert as the team got out of Rivers, who started 235 consecutive regular-season and playoff games over the past 14 season

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