If the Chargers don’t make the playoffs this year, it could open the door for the Patriots to join the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game in December.
The Chargers are expected to use their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who has impressed at the Senior Bowl.
He is expected to be the first quarterback drafted in the NFL since Geno Smith in 2008.
The Patriots are expected not to draft a quarterback this year.
New England could be looking to upgrade the position this offseason.
If the Patriots can find a quarterback in the first round, they could also consider trading down to get Taylor.