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Los Angeles Chargers: Bold predictions for the 53-man roster

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers stands on the sideline during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 08: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers stands on the sideline during a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – AUGUST 18: Quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws against New Orleans Saints during the second half of their preseason football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – AUGUST 18: Quarterback Easton Stick #2 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws against New Orleans Saints during the second half of their preseason football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 18, 2019, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Chargers roll with just two quarterbacks

The Chargers have traditionally been a two-quarterback team, and have only carried three quarterbacks twice since Tom Telesco became the general manager: in 2013, when they had Charlie Whitehurst (a.k.a. Clipboard Jesus) and Brad Sorensen (who also spent three days on the active roster during the 2015 season), and in 2017, when they had Kellen Clemens and Cardale Jones behind Philip Rivers.

There is a common denominator with both of the third-string quarterbacks Telesco has had. They both cost draft capital. Sorensen was a seventh-round pick from Telesco, and Jones was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills involving a conditional draft pick. So why wouldn’t they keep their fifth-round pick?

Jones and Easton Stick competed for the third quarterback spot all preseason, and Jones was the clear winner after Thursday night’s showing against the San Francisco 49ers. However, Stick showed flashes of what he can become with more reps and coaching. Both are good options, but the Chargers may elect to cut them both, and hope they go unclaimed to ‘stick’ one of them, or even both, on the practice squad.

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Telesco, Anthony Lynn and company have very difficult decisions to make in the following hours, and Chargers fans can only brace themselves and wait to see if their favorite fringe players made the roster. Do you have any bold predictions for the roster? Let us know in the comment section.

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