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LA Chargers Training Camp: Players who must impress to avoid being cut

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 16: Wide Receiver Darius Jennings #15 of the Tennessee Titans in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 16, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 16: Wide Receiver Darius Jennings #15 of the Tennessee Titans in action against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 16, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Easton Stick, QB

In 2019, the LA Chargers used their fifth-round draft pick to select the winningest quarterback in FCS history in Easton Stick.

Finally, Anthony Lynn got a quarterback that fit his mold. Stick did well as a passer in college, but unlike Philip Rivers, Stick has excellent athleticism and running ability to go along with his passing acumen.

Coming out of college, Stick seemed like everything you would want in a developmental quarterback. He was a winner and excellent leader. He has physical abilities that are rare in a quarterback.

When given a stable platform to work from, Stick is able to put good zip on the ball. His accuracy was somewhat inconsistent, but many see that as a trait that can be improved with work.

However, that potential has yet to amount to much. Though one should not put too much stock into preseason games, particularly in a player’s rookie year, Stick threw four interceptions in last year’s preseason.

Based on this performance, Stick’s accuracy is a major concern. He certainly needs to show some development in this area in the preseason to prove his value to the team.

Clearly, based on the fact that the team used him as a safety in practice, the Chargers do not have plans to incorporate him into the offense immediately.

With all the #Chargers injuries, rookie QB Easton Stick has been playing safety with the scout team in practice. He said it's the time time he's played the position since "grade school." But Stick actually thinks it's been very helpful. Here's why: https://t.co/EnuxXJNtmH

— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) October 27, 2019

Thus, Stick needs to show in training camp that he at least has the potential to be Justin Herbert’s backup when Tyrod Taylor eventually leaves. If he cannot prove that in this training camp, Stick is likely to find himself demoted to the practice squad.

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