Invest in Cardale Jones
The third and most possible is to just develop the young quarterback they already have and invest in Jones as the future of their franchise.
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Now that is a stretch considering Jones is their third-string quarterback and has underwhelmed in his time with the Chargers. Four years is plenty of time to develop the young man and turn him into a quality quarterback as he continues to learn under Rivers and learns the offense that will eventually revolve around Gordon.
It’s logical considering Jones will only be 27 in four years and this sort of formula has seemed to work before with Rivers, who stood under Drew Brees for two years before he got his first start and has worked with Aaron Rodgers who held the clipboard for three years until he got his time leading the Green Bay Packers franchise.
Both of these guys have found success and have developed nicely watching greats play and learning quality tips.
The Chargers barely missed a playoff spot and now hold the No. 17 pick in the draft. The team has several other options finding the next guy to lead the team and for Philip’s sake, they need to find him soon.