3 Chargers on Thin Ice Following OTAs

The Los Angeles Chargers begin their mandatory minicamp next week. These three players have a lot to prove there if they want to be on the roster to begin the season.
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Max Duggan, QB

The quarterback position in Los Angeles is in safe hands with Justin Herbert. The 26-year-old should be at the helm as the signal-caller for a long time. The backup options behind him, however, leave plenty to be desired.

The Chargers are starting the season with Easton Stick as the QB2 once again. The former fifth-round pick is entering the sixth season with the team after re-siging in Los Angeles in March. In five seasons, Stick has only started in four games, losing all four.

This could mean that Max Duggan could perhaps have a chance to take the backup quarterback spot but the former TCU star has shown no signs of making that jump. Since he was selected in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, he has been waived three times. Most recently, he was released in December, only to be signed to a reserve/future contract again in January.

That doesn't sound like a player that the organization trusts to be in their plans. Plus, the Chargers just signed undrafted free agent Casey Bauman as another quarterback option. The former Montana State and Augustana star has an intriguing physical profile with a 6'7 frame and he could potentially push Duggan out of the final roster.