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5 former Chargers who could renew careers in a new football league

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Steve Johnson #11 of the San Diego Chargers reacts to a play against the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Steve Johnson #11 of the San Diego Chargers reacts to a play against the Chicago Bears at Qualcomm Stadium on November 9, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 19: Quarterback Mike Bercovici Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 19: Quarterback Mike Bercovici Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Mike Bercovici

This may seem as though it comes out of left field, as some fans may not even remember that Mike Bercovici was a quarterback for the Chargers.

The former Arizona State quarterback went undrafted in 2016 and had two separate stints with the Chargers, getting a little bit of playing time in each of the last two seasons. He failed to make the final roster each year and was picked up by the Arizona Cardinals last October. He lasted just about a month there, likely closing the book on his NFL career.

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But that doesn’t mean his playing career is over.

When these new leagues form, the guys who are signed to play quarterback are going to be guys who are still somewhat in their youth and not too far removed from being on an NFL roster. So if you’re hoping to see guys like Michael Vick, that’s probably not going to happen.

Here are the guys who were the starting quarterbacks in year one of the XFL: Tommy Maddox, Ryan Clement, Charles Puleri, Casey Weldon, Kevin McDougal, Brian Kuklick, Jim Druckenmiller and Mike Pawlawski.

See, now Bercovici’s name doesn’t seem so out of place.

Whether he could catch on with a team remains to be seen, but he’d have a better chance than he did in the limited action he saw in both San Diego and Los Angeles.

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