Justin Herbert

LA Chargers: 3 realistic backup quarterback options to help Justin Herbert

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills at Bills Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Joe Flacco

I wrote an article discussing the potential fit of Joe Flacco on the LA Chargers a few weeks ago and let me tell you: you guys were not happy with the idea of Flacco coming to the Chargers.

Flacco is not that great of a quarterback anymore and nobody is pretending that he is. He is a bonafide backup at this point in his career and we all know that. However, it is worth mentioning that he did have some decent games when taking over for Sam Darnold this season.

It is a backup quarterback. The Chargers could even have Flacco be the QB3 if they are that concerned with his talent-level and have Stick come in during an emergency. The importance of Flacco is his experience in winning a Super Bowl and giving Herbert someone to learn from and lean on.

Flacco is going to be cheap. He is going to sign a one-year deal for no more than $2.5 million, making him right up the Chargers’ alley in terms of price. He also has some connections to the Bolts as well.

While head coach Brandon Staley was the outside linebackers coach, Flacco and Staley did share time on the Denver Broncos.

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