Antonio Gates at 70% is still better than most players, but the more Gates continues to play on his bad wheel, the more injured it gets. Vincent Jackson’s return to the lineup makes the idea of sitting Gates easier. Jackson is a pro-bowl level talent that can carry the passing game while Gates is sitting out.
If the Chargers were to make it into the post-season, they would need Gates as healthy as possible to play against the elite teams in the league. The Chargers only have 2 games left before a possible post-season berth and the Bolts still need a lot of help to make it into the playoff, but resting Gates now could prove to be valuable for their future.
Check out Kevin Acee’s article:
Postseason likely would be Gates’ next game
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