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Chargers Reacts Week 15: Will Easton Stick earn himself another year as Justin Herbert’s backup?

Easton Stick is auditioning to remain Justin Herbert’s backup next year, or as the backup on another team’s roster in 2024. Can he show enough promise to have a long career as a backup QB?

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The Chargers have four games left in the season, which at best could be used to help evaluate the depth pieces of this roster to see who should be retained and who should be kept for the upcoming soft rebuild.

Easton Stick is an interesting centerpiece to this question, as his relationship with Justin Herbert was strong enough to re-sign him last year when Tom Telesco could have opted to sign Cooper Rush to help Herbert learn Kellen Moore’s offense.

Stick has an opportunity to showcase his abilities to other teams as he’s set to hit free agency again, or to solidify his value to the Chargers as Herbert’s backup. There’s a high likelihood that a new coaching staff will take over in 2024, making this an extremely couple of weeks for the young quarterback.

Should Stick falter, the team may decide to kick the tires on Max Duggan. Fans are largely against Duggan even having a roster spot, as his arm is incredibly suspect and doesn’t seem to have the strength to play at this level. However, with the Chargers having nothing to play for at this part of the season, there’s no real downside for the team to showcase the talents they saw in Duggan that led to his selection.

Additionally, we’re asking you how you think the Chargers should handle replacing the starting center position, as the team realistically needs to start planning for life after Core Linsley. Lastly, of the four players that were restructured, how many do you believe will be retained in 2024?

Give us your answers in the poll below, and let’s get share some thoughts in the comment section.

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