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Head Coach Anthony Lynn Opens Up About Trade for QB Cardale Jones - Ricky Henne
“Cardale is a good young talent, and he’s going to add competition behind Philip Rivers,” Lynn said shortly after news broke. “He’s the type of quarterback you want waiting on the runway. He’s going to have the opportunity to come on the field and compete. Cardale is someone we think can be developed.”

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn loves QB Cardale Jones’ winning ways - Katia Dragotis
That ability to make huge plays under pressure is precisely the type of potential Los Angeles needed behind Rivers, and it’s also something that was lacking in both of the team’s current backups in Kellen Clemens and Mike Bercovici.

Chargers find possible Philip Rivers successor in Cardale Jones - Eric Williams
The Chargers did extensive work on this year's quarterback class but did not select a signal-caller in the draft for the fourth straight year. Although Rivers has started 176 straight games, he turns 36 in December, and at some point, the Chargers need to develop a succession plan for the North Carolina State product.

Chargers Acquire Cardale Jones - Connor Byrne
The Chargers had been in the market to acquire another quarterback to compete for a spot behind starter Philip Rivers, having worked out veteran Robert Griffin III on Tuesday. While the Bolts’ meeting with RG3 went well, they’ve elected to go with Jones, who’s only a year removed from joining the Bills as a fourth-round pick.

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