ESPN The Los Angeles Chargers have acquired Bills second-year quarterback Cardale Jones in a trade that sends a conditional draft pick back to Buffalo. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter the draft pick is conditional for the seventh round. Jones appeared in only one game as a rookie last season for the Bills. The Ohio State product is familiar with new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, as Lynn served as Buffalo’s interim head coach at the end of last season.
Cardale Jones was drafted by the previous regime in Buffalo, and he was unlikely to make the team this season, he was behind starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, backup T.J. Yates and rookie Nate Peterman. Instead of cutting Cardale Jones, the Bills let the rest of the league know that he was available, which allowed former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator and head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers Anthony Lynn to acquire Cardale Jones for a seventh round pick. Cardale Jones goes to an offense and coach that he is familiar with, where he can compete in Kellen Clemens, for the right to backup Philip Rivers. The Bills get a draft pick, instead of releasing their fourth round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and getting nothing in return.
Seems like a win for all parities involved.