Cardale Jones is already adjusting splendidly to his first few days in Southern California. He’s soaking in the summer sun at practice and asking fans on Twitter for the best sushi restaurants around Costa Mesa.
He’ll probably need a bit longer to get used to playing quarterback alongside Philip Rivers with the Los Angeles Chargers.
“He’s the only guy I’ve ever met — a celebrity, athlete, however you want to put it — I got star-struck around,” Jones said after his first practice with the Chargers.
Jones met the Chargers star last year while he was preparing for the NFL draft in workouts alongside Stephen Rivers, Philip’s younger brother. When Philip showed up to speak with Stephen, Jones immediately realized he was in the presence of a role model.
“Because of how attentive to detail he is about his craft, that’s what I want to be one day,” Jones said. “If I even touch half of that, I’ll be a pretty good player. He’s just a guy that it feels good…
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