San Diego Chargers should release Brad Sorensen

By Ernie Padaon

Aug 15, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat (43) runs towards San Diego Chargers quarterback Brad Sorensen (4) during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated San Diego 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers have some tough roster cuts to make this week. One name that has been tossed around as a possible cut is QB Brad Sorensen. With the extra spots needed on the roster with the injuries at defensive line and with the team possibly keeping 6 wide receivers, someone unexpected has to get cut.

I have made my predictions on the 53-man roster and kept Sorensen off of the list. Kevin Acee just made his predictions on the roster and kept him off of the roster as well.

Sorensen better have a ridiculous game against the Cardinals on Thursday or he could be on the street after the game. His roster spot is in jeopardy. The team kept 3 quarterbacks last season and were looking to develop Sorensen. Sorensen has not played well in the preseason though. He has missed his throws to his recveivers and he has been holding onto the ball too long. It seems like he has regressed since his rookie showing.

At best, Sorensen looks like he would be developed as a backup on the roster. He is not going to take over for Philip Rivers any time soon and he is not going to challenge for a starting gig anytime soon either. His contract runs till the 2016 season. Could he be the backup by that time? Kellen Clemens has his deal run through the 2015 season.

Having 3 quarterbacks on a roster is a luxury that the Chargers cannot afford to have at this moment. The team should release him and hope that they can sneak him onto the practice squad. If someone decides to pick him up, we have a Scott Tolzien situation all over again. The team will just have to look for another 3rd string quarterback on the streets… not that hard to do.