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Chargers 2019 ESPY Awards: The winners

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he runs off the field following a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he runs off the field following a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 17: Defensive end Anthony Nelson #98 of the Iowa Hawkeyes grabs the ankle of quarterback Easton Stick #12 of the North Dakota State Bisons in the second quarter, on September 17, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
IOWA CITY, IOWA- SEPTEMBER 17: Defensive end Anthony Nelson #98 of the Iowa Hawkeyes grabs the ankle of quarterback Easton Stick #12 of the North Dakota State Bisons in the second quarter, on September 17, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

The Chargers were excluded from nominations in every category for the 2019 ESPY Awards, so Bolt Beat made some up for fun…

No stranger to being forgotten, the Chargers were left out of the most recent 2019 ESPY Nominations. To honor those forgotten Chargers players, games, and moments from the 2018 NFL season, Bolt Beat came up with its own nominees for each football-related category. Fans voted on Twitter, and the results are in. Here are the winners:

Chargers ESPY Award: Best College Athlete

Nominees: Jerry Tillery, Nasir Adderley, Easton Stick, Drue Tranquill

Winner: Easton Stick

Though Nasir Adderley led this voting poll early, Easton Stick fans came from out of nowhere to put the North Dakota State quarterback on top. And for good reason:

With pick 166 in the 2019 NFL Draft, the #Chargers select Easton Stick, QB, North Dakota State.

Easton Stick posted a Elite #RAS with Okay size, Great speed, Great explosiveness, Elite agility at the QB position. pic.twitter.com/jmkL1QPuLw

— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) April 27, 2019

Stick is an unexpectedly incredible athlete at the quarterback position, something that has not been seen with Philip Rivers under center. Though Anthony Lynn has suggested he won’t ask his quarterbacks to run the ball on offense, it wouldn’t be surprising to see either Stick or Tyrod Taylor running a few plays on Sundays.

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