San Diego Chargers Rumors: Chargers interested in Matt Scott?

By Kenny Gardner
Matt Scott San Diego Chargers
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San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was a workhorse from 2006-2012 because he started all of San Diego’s regular season and playoff games during this time frame.

As the Indianapolis Colts found out in 2011, all great things may come to an end because Peyton Manning started all of their games from 1998-2010.  Indianapolis had a winning record in 11 of the 13 seasons that Manning played there, but when he missed the 2011 NFL season, Indy had a 2-14 record.

San Diego’s number one backup QB is Charlie Whitehurst who has a 1-3 record in his career, completes 54 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and four interceptions.  Whitehurst was not much better in college because he had 49 touchdowns and 46 interceptions while completing about 60 percent of his passes.

Whitehurst should be a number two backup because was not even good enough to start over Tarvaris Jackson who had a 10-10 record with 24 touchdowns and 22 interceptions before the 2011 season.

According to Josh Sanchez of, “A few other teams that have shown initial interest in Matt Scott are the Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers and Arizona Cardinals.”

Scott is projected to be a fifth round pick according to  Scott had 33 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in college while completing 61 percent of his passes.

If San Diego’s front office selects Scott, he would more than likely be the number two backup which might be needed because Rivers and Whitehurst are the only quarterbacks on San Diego’s roster.

I believe that San Diego’s front office has to make a move to improve at the backup QB position because while Rivers has yet to miss a game in the NFL, it is better to be safe than sorry.

San Diego’s front office should sign a backup then release Whitehurst because there are veterans available like Matt Moore or Jason Campbell who would help solidify the position.

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