4 winners (and 1 loser) for the Chargers in preseason opener vs Rams

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Chargers winner: Easton Stick

Many Chargers fans were confused when the team re-signed Easton Stick to a one-year deal this offseason. A lot of fans thought that Moore would bring Dallas backup Cooper Rush with him to LA and if not that, the Chargers would go a different direction.

Instead, the Chargers brought Stick back and drafted Max Duggan to have a third quarterback on the roster. Duggan didn't do much with his first taste of NFL action but the same cannot be said for Stick, who legitimately played the best game of his career as a Charger.

Granted, it was the preseason and he was not playing against a true NFL defense but it is hard to not be impressed with the game that Stick had. He commanded the Chargers' second unit and had a real confidence out there that has not been present before. Stick made several great throws and at times looked like the best player on the field.

Stick completed 14 of 21 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. He is obviously miles behind Justin Herbert and if Herbert were to get a serious injury then any Super Bowl hopes for the season would be completely lost.

However, if Stick had to come in for a game or two and simply hold down the fort there is actually reason to believe that he could put the Chargers in a position to at least be competitive. That was not the case in previous years.