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Los Angeles Chargers 2019 preseason awards: Best Play, MVP, and more

By Tyler Schoon
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Cardale Jones #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers is tackled by Marcell Harris #36 and Jullian Taylor #77 of the San Francisco 49ers during the preseason game at Levi's Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 29: Quarterback Cardale Jones #7 of the Los Angeles Chargers is tackled by Marcell Harris #36 and Jullian Taylor #77 of the San Francisco 49ers during the preseason game at Levi's Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 01: Ervin Philips #3 of the Syracuse Orange carries the ball as Drue Tranquill #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defends at MetLife Stadium on October 1, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – OCTOBER 01: Ervin Philips #3 of the Syracuse Orange carries the ball as Drue Tranquill #23 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defends at MetLife Stadium on October 1, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Chargers: MVP

Nominations:

  • Cardale Jones, Quarterback
  • Drue Tranquill, Linebacker
  • Artavis Scott, Wide Receiver

Winner: Drue Tranquill, Linebacker

Scott by a million miles has been the team’s most productive receiver this preseason racking up twice as many yards (188) and receptions (12) as the next wide receiver, Andre Patton. In fact, his 188 yards are more than the next three receivers (Patton, Malachi Dupre, and Mike Williams) have combined. He has to make the roster at this point, right?

It’s tough not to give this one to Jones, who recently has been on fire and looking like a completely different NFL quarterback. Unfortunately, his first game wasn’t his best (still a 90.3 rating, somehow) and it drags his chances of winning MVP down a bit.

This one goes to Tranquill, who was good at the beginning of the preseason and got even better by the end of the preseason. He’s been the leader of the defense, and possibly the only player from the front seven always actively engaged in run support. Jones may have had an overall greater impact on the preseason, but Tranquill has been the Chargers’ best player.

Chargers 53-man roster predictions following final preseason game. Next

That’s it for the preseason awards, and that’s all there is left to cover of the preseason heading into Week One of the regular season. It’s been fun to watch the Chargers’ reserve players for four weeks now, but it’s time to bring in the big guns. Give me Joey Bosa, Keenan Allen, and some Philip Rivers. Bring it on, Colts.

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