Chargers offense: Continued
Tyrod Taylor has locked up the backup quarterback spot, as most expected he would. I believe Taylor may be the most secure backup in the league, he has a good arm and a great ability to make a play if the pocket breaks down. The battle for the third quarterback spot between Cardale Jones and Easton Stick, however, seems to be more complicated. After Cardale’s poor performance last week and Stick’s good showing, I expected to see more of the same against the Saints. Jones ended up looking great (best he’s ever looked in a Chargers uniform), completing 11 of his 14 attempts for 111 yards and a beautiful 24 yard touchdown to Andre Patton. This touchdown capped of a well executed 10 play, 98 yard drive.
Easton Stick came in and played poorly and looked out of rhythm, but still showed his potential with a beautiful 44-yard throw down the left sideline to Artavis Scott on the potential game-winning drive. Unfortunately, this drive quickly ended after that when Stick threw an awful interception that sealed the game up. The Chargers are still more likely to keep fifth-round selection Stick as he is young and full of potential, but if Jones continues to perform as he did on Sunday, that decision may become more complicated.