Chargers expected to sign QB Bryn Renner, sources say. Gives team fourth arm in spring behind Rivers, Clemens, Sorensen. Had workout today.— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) March 30, 2016
Alright, let's figure out who the hell Bryn Renner is.
Bryn Renner was signed by the Denver Broncos head into the 2014 season but doesn't appear to have made the roster. He got promoted from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad to the actual team as a backup at some point last season but hasn't yet taken a snap, as far as I can tell.
We've added a new QB into the fold, signing Bryn Renner.— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) March 30, 2016
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Before two mostly unimpressive seasons in the NFL, Bryn Renner was a three-year starter at the University of North Carolina.
The stats say that Renner is a pocket-passer, completing an impressive 66.5% of his passes in college, throwing 64 TDs against 24 INTs. However, at 6'3", he may not be big enough to be a true pocket-passer at the NFL level.
Let's see what an old scouting report says on Renner:
He doesn't have an elite arm and will get himself in trouble when forcing throws, but he shows good-enough arm strength for the next level with downfield touch. Renner understands how to find mismatches and exploit them, doing a nice job taking what the defense gives him. His ball placement and on-field leadership need to be refined, but he'll look down the gun barrel and give his weapons a chance to make a play. While he won't "wow" with his physical tools, Renner is an intriguing quarterback prospect who might get a camp look.
Sounds like Renner could be a viable competitor to take over Brad Sorensen's spot as the Chargers practice squad QB this year.