The results of these games do not matter and instead what is most important is the takeaways about the team that will prepare us for the regular season. The Bolts have been very cautious in not playing most of the starters in the preseason but there is still plenty to take away.
Here are the 4 most important takeaways from the LA Chargers preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers:
1. There is a real battle brewing for QB2
Easton Stick was absolutely better than Chase Daniel in this game and was arguably the best quarterback on the field on Sunday. This has prompted a debate in the fanbase around who the backup quarterback should be in LA.
I gave my answer on what the Chargers should do but there are compelling arguments for both sides. Easton Stick has been the better quarterback in the preseason and that is undeniable but at the same time it is just the preseason.
Daniel may not look as good but he is not in the same stage of his career where he has to prove something and his value comes from the experience he brings and helping Justin Herbert in this new offense.
It may not have seemed like a battle before Sunday but now it does and it will be interesting to see what the Chargers ultimately do.