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.
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.