Fifth LA Chargers offensive question: Will Justin Herbert enable the team to creatively use Easton Stick?
This is a question that I think only I am really considering heading into the 2020 season but the Chargers have an interesting athletic quarterback that they took in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft that they did not use at all last season.
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Why would the team use a fifth-round pick on a quarterback if they already had a backup last season in Tyrod Taylor? I get there is the argument to be made that he could be a long-term backup, but I don’t think that is something the Chargers were looking into in 2019 after going 12-4.
I think they liked his athleticism and what he could bring to the table and it is now time that the team fully leans into that. With an offense that is going to develop into a run-heavy offense, the team should utilize Easton Stick in a similar role as Taysom Hill in New Orleans.
Part of the Taysom Hill formula is having a backup quarterback that can take over for Drew Brees that way it is not as impactful is Hill gets hurt. That is why the team had Teddy Bridgewater and now signed Jameis Winston.
The Chargers have that in Justin Herbert and there is really no reason to not use Stick in this role. He has the athleticism to really allow the Chargers to be creative and open up the playbook in the same way that the Saints did.
Why else would you spend a fifth-round pick on a quarterback after going 12-4? They have to justify that pick in some regard.