Cardale Jones reportedly cried tears of joy when Buffalo Bills traded him

Why choosing Nathan Peterman over Cardale Jones is the right move for the Bills

The Los Angeles Chargers have a new potential backup quarterback behind Philip Rivers after making a trade with the Buffalo Bills to acquire Cardale Jones.

Shortly thereafter ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed that the Bills would be receiving a conditional seventh-round pick from the Chargers for Jones' services. However, it's probably more complicated than it seems.

The Chargers get a quarterback with upside to sit behind Rivers on the depth chart. It seems pretty amicable.

Buffalo selected Jones with the 139th overall pick past year out of Ohio State in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Jones' lone appearance as a rookie came in the 30-10 season-ending loss against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Jones, a second-year player out of Ohio State University, was originally selected by Buffalo in the fourth round (139th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Jones gives the team a younger option at quarterback, even if he's limited to backup duties.

The Ohio State product went 6-11 with 96 yards and an interception.

The Chargers worked out former Browns and Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on Tuesday, and Los Angeles' coaching staff clearly wanted to bring in some competition for second-string quarterback Kellen Clemens ahead of training camp.

Besides starter Tyrod Taylor, the Bills added two quarterbacks this offseason - T.J. Yates, who was signed as a free agent, and Nathan Peterman, a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft.

The Bills also cleaned house, firing coach Rex Ryan with a week left in the season and not retaining interim coach Anthony Lynn.


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