The Chargers and Saints had their third annual quarterback competition, but this time the home team came away with the victory.
The Chargers are losing players to injury, holdouts, and other physical ailments, but one thing remains constant and consistent: Philip Rivers. He, along with Tyrod Taylor, Cardale Jones, and Easton Stick, took Drew Brees and company to task seeking revenge for their loss in the quarterback competition last year.
The quarterbacks were required to hit various types of targets, ranging anywhere from short passes to Spider-Man to long throws to a moving net. Sometimes, they’d nearly hit the guy driving the moving net (no bonus points, unfortunately).
The Chargers won the first day, thanks to a key deep throw from Jones that netted them five points of their eventual. On the second day, Brees showed off some impressive accuracy and knocked the Chargers out of a victory with his final throw of the game.
On the third day, the Chargers played a game of HORSE, with a twist: Instead of using that word, they went with FLUTIE, referencing former Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie.
that's a wrap on the 2019 QB Challenge…
AND WE WON ? pic.twitter.com/fuJV4sHjLS
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) August 17, 2019
Even with the Chargers’ media team spoiling the results in the headlines, watching it still gives any fan anxiety. Shoot, it’s the only time either of these two will throw together at all this preseason, as both are expected to sit out Sunday’s game.
Expect these two, however, to find a way to bring their teams into the postseason and prepare for a Super Bowl run. Who knows, maybe the Chargers and Saints could find themselves on opposite sides of the field come February.