The San Diego Chargers have scheduled a meeting with quarterback prospect Cardale Jones in Ohio next week, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported.
It will be the second quarterback that the Chargers have met with in April, as Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt attended the pro day of Memphis QB Paxton Lynch earlier in the month.
An Ohio State product, Jones’ notoriety exploded after he led the Buckeyes to the College Football Playoff Championship in 2015.
In that season, Jones started three games – the Big Ten Championship, CFP Semifinal and the CFP Championship – in relief of starter J.T. Barrett.
Jones was named the starter for OSU’s opener in 2015, but ended up splitting time with Barrett throughout the season.
The jury is still out on Jones, who was recently called a “poor man’s Jamarcus Russell” by an NFL scout.
The Bolts may be looking to find a future replacement for QB Phillip Rivers, who is 34 and entering the second year of his five-year deal that ends in 2019, when he will be 37 years old.
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