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Game Balls for Chargers win in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers hands off the ball to Melvin Gordon #25 during the first quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 08: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers hands off the ball to Melvin Gordon #25 during the first quarter of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Scott Quessenberry #61 of the Los Angeles Chargers prepares for a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 08: Scott Quessenberry #61 of the Los Angeles Chargers prepares for a play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)

Chargers game ball: Scott Quessenberry

Since being thrust into the starting lineup, Quessenberry has been excellent. He is dominating folks as a run blocker and rarely gives up any pressures in pass protection. He constantly shows off elite athleticism and quickness for an offensive lineman. Another thing that makes him stand out is his motor and effort in regards to looking for work. Whenever he is not lined up in a one-on-one battle, he looks to where he can punish defenders by helping his teammates. This often results in a double team in pass protection or him climbing to the next levels in the run game.

The long touchdown in the clip below is a great and explosive play by Ekeler (and terrible defense by the Jaguars). But watch Quessenberry continue to sprint down field to look for work. That kind of effort is flat out awesome; look at that speed! He’s in the play for 50 yards! That is just brilliant.

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1203808001468928000?s=20

Quessenberry is proving to be a future building block for this team. He stands out every single week as someone that is dominating in his role. Do the Chargers go back to their Pro-Bowl veteran center Mike Pouncey, or do they let the former fifth-round selection out of UCLA carry his momentum into next season?

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