Stick has had an up and down summer but still, the answer to whether or not he will stick around is likely yes. That said, as we have discussed before, he would have to occupy a spot on the 53-man roster as it’s not likely the team would try to pass him through waivers and then onto the practice squad.
Stick looked good in the first preseason game and not so good in the second. His main competition, Cardale Jones, completely outshined him in the second preseason game against the New Orleans Saints.
Should Jones win this competition, things would get very interesting.
Jones isn’t really competing for a roster spot. He’s there to push Stick and at best, audition for other teams around the league. If he beats out Stick, the Chargers will likely cut both players as
Tyrod Taylor is an excellent backup option.
The team could try to put one of them on the practice squad in this scenario.
It’s not likely that the team would give up on Stick so easily, but if he can’t perform better than Jones, there might be more to have to “fix” than the Chargers originally anticipated.
Over the course of the next two games, Stick will be the most intriguing player to watch.