Previewing the Chargers 2019 quarterbacks
Chargers: Cardale Jones returns to the Bolts for a third season
Jones, a Cleveland native, hasn’t seen much time on the field since reaching the NFL in 2016. A fourth round pick of the Buffalo Bills, Jones made a name for himself at Ohio State. He led the Buckeyes to a national championship in just his third collegiate start.
Jones’ only taste of regular season NFL action came at the end of his rookie season. Against the Jets in Week 17, Jones threw for 96 yards and an interception. In July of 2017, the Bills traded Jones to Los Angeles for a seventh-round pick.
Jones made the Chargers’ 53-man roster in 2017, slated as the team’s third string quarterback. Los Angeles waived him in September, but kept him on the practice squad. The Bolts signed Jones to a futures contract in January and, by doing so, avoided his contract hitting the team’s salary cap for 2018.
Instead, his contract will carry over to the Chargers’ 2019 salary cap and 90-man cap limit. Keeping Jones around on a futures deal also ensures he cannot be snagged by another team.
Hey Easton, welcome to the NFL
The Chargers invested in the long-haul by selecting North Dakota State (NDSU) quarterback Easton Stick with the 166th pick of this year’s draft. Stick threw for 2,752 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2018, leading NDSU to the FCS title.
He’s making the most of his time in Los Angeles, fresh off throwing the first pitch at Angel Stadium.
Easton Stick first pitch ✅
thoughts, @DerwinJames?! pic.twitter.com/4ouJrw71q4
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 6, 2019
According to the Xtra 1360 interview, Rivers doesn’t know Stick well yet but has heard only positive things about him. Rivers also mentioned how he knows Stick is good friends with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, and that he expects to meet with Stick in workouts and practices this week.