The San Diego Chargers second-year quarterback Brad Sorenson has made huge strides in his development since his rookie season last year.
Sorenson was a seventh-round pick in the NFL Draft last year. He didn’t see the field and was inactive for every game in 2013. His time was mostly spent in the classroom and on the practice field. Sorenson has had the privilege to learn from Pro Bowler Philip Rivers and coaches Mike McCoy, Frank Reich and Ken Whisenhunt.
Sorenson reflected on his progress and what he needs to do going forward during OTAs this week.
“I just want to get better and improve on what I’ve done so far,” Sorenson said. “I just want to keep improving. I feel a little bit further along than this time last year when I was just trying to learn concepts, what certain words meant and formations. Now, in Year 2, I don’t have to worry about that as much. I can worry about what type of coverage they are playing and what we like seeing from the defense they have out there.”
Some of Sorenson’s progress was seen in last year’s preseason where he played very well. His stat line in four preseason games was 24-of-45 for 272 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Sorenson has a whole offseason and another four preseason games to prove his growth.
He was very impressive as a three-year starter in college at Southern Utah. Sorenson set school records for passing yards (9,445), touchdowns (61) and completions (822).
While the transition from college to the NFL has been a big adjustment for Sorenson, he has made tremendous strides so far and will continue to improve.
It’s unlikely Sorenson sees anytime on the field in the regular season in 2014, but he can show his progress during training camp and in the Chargers’ four preseason games.