Today the Buffalo Bills traded quarterback Cardale Jones to the Los Angeles Chargers for a conditional 7th-round draft pick. The 2016 fourth-round pick was traded to his former offensive coordinator, Anthony Lynn, who is now the head coach in Los Angeles.
Many had high hopes for Jones as he was seen as a raw talent coming out of Ohio State with a rocket for an arm. In the one regular season game he appeared in he was unimpressive. After the Bills selected Nathan Peterman in this year's draft and the free agent signing of T.J. Yates, Jones' roster spot was already in jeopardy. Yates now seems poised to be the number two in Buffalo.
With Philip Rivers on the back 9 of his career, the Chargers could be looking for his replacement. Jones still has a long way to go before becoming a starting quarterback in this league, but his talented arm is not the issue.
Update: While it’s not clear what the condition is just yet, Albert Breer of TheMMQB is reporting that the pick will come in either 2018 or 2019.