Los Angeles Chargers Land Cardale Jones in Savvy Trade with Buffalo Bills

By Anthony Blake

The Los Angeles Chargers are the only team to have not selected a quarterback in the first four rounds of the past 11 NFL drafts.

It seems like the Bolts are keen on keeping that streak intact after making a savvy trade with the Buffalo Bills for last year’s fourth-round pick Cardale Jones.

By investing just a conditional seventh-round selection, the Chargers get a chance to groom their potential starter of the future.

New Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is familiar with Jones from his time in Buffalo, and he’s offered high praise of the former Ohio State signal-caller.

“Watching the scout team and evaluating his reps with the scout team, he’s putting the ball in the right places,” Lynn told the Buffalo News in December. “He’s accurate. I think his development has come along fine.”

“You watch him in practice, you watch him in individual drills, you watch his footwork and his arm strength. He’s what you want waiting on the runway.”

And with incumbent starter Philip Rivers not missing a game for the past 11 seasons, the Chargers will just be looking to develop Jones as the 36-year-old QB’s career winds down.

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