The Buffalo Bills announced that they have traded QB Cardale Jones to the Chargers in exchange for a conditional draft pick.
- Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers will receive a conditional seventh-round pick.
Jones has already confirmed the news via his Twitter account:
Excited for the new start, can't wait to get to work @Chargers ⚡️
— Cardale Jones (@Cardale7_) July 26, 2017
The Chargers hired former Bills interim HC Anthony Lynn this offseason, so there’s an obvious connection to Los Angeles.
It’s interesting that the Chargers pulled the trigger on this just a day after they brought Robert Griffin III in for a workout.
Jones figures to compete with Kellen Clemens for the team’s backup job this summer.
Jones, 24, was taken in the fourth round of last year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. He currently in the second year of his four-year, $2.72 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $540,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Jones completed 6 of 11 passing attempts (54.5 percent) for 96 yards receiving and one interception.
During his three years at Ohio State, Jones threw for 2,322 yards while completing 61.7 percent of his passes to go along with 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also led Ohio State to a National Championship in 2014.