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Chargers attend pro day at Northern Colorado

QB Jacob Knipp dealt with injuries his entire career at NCU

NCAA Football: Northern Colorado at Colorado Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Pro Days have been going on steady since the March 5th and will continue through the rest of March and into the first two weeks of April. The University of Oklahoma is holding their team’s showcase today but so is little FCS program Northern Colorado, where at least one member of the Chargers is taking in the lone player participating from NCU, quarterback Jacob Knipp.

Knipp has been a four-year player for the Golden Bears, earning the starting job three weeks into his redshirt freshman season in 2015. He finished that year with 1,998 passing, 13 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He also ran for 122 yards and five more scores.

However, three-straight seasons ending in a severe injury all but derailed his promising career. In 2016, he last one and game and three snaps into the second before being lost for the year. In 2017, Knipp played in five game, racking up 1,352 passing yards and nine touchdowns before another injury forced him to sit the remainder of the year. The third time wasn’t the charm in this case as Knipp was lost one final time after just three games into 2018. In those games, he threw three touchdowns and three interceptions with 596 passing yards.

Knipp was granted an extra year from a medical redshirt for the 2019 season where he was finally able to stay healthy for the entire year. As a sixth-year senior, Knipp threw for 2,867 yards and 16 touchdowns to 12 interceptions, completing 61.3% of his passes.

With the Chargers in the market for a new quarterback, it’s not surprising to see them doing their due dilligence. But if we’re being honest, I’m not sure what Knipp would bring to the table that would anywhere near what Anthony Lynn wants in a quarterback. As a potential undrafted free agent? Of course. Bring some guys in. But I don’t think theirs much for Chargers fans to look into with this one.