Preseason auditions: Former Utah players making their case to earn an NFL roster spot

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 20 2013 6:10 p.m. MDT

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Sorensen, a seventh-round draft pick out of Southern Utah, has put up strong numbers in both of his preseason outings.

In Week 1, he completed 7-of-10 passes for 84 passes and an impressive scrambling touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks. The next week, Sorensen completed 8-of-14 passes for 126 yards and another touchdown vs. the Chicago Bears. While San Diego lost both games, the former T'Bird has a NFL QB rating of 118.4 in preseason play.

Sorensen's performances have sparked some debate as to whether he could challenge Charlie Whitehurst, an eight-year league veteran, for the team's backup quarterback position.

“We’re giving everyone an opportunity to compete,” San Diego first-year coach Mike McCoy told the San Diego Union-Tribune following the Chargers' game against the Seahawks, in regards to his backup quarterbacks.

“Like we said before, the depth chart is what it is today. We’re just letting it go. Everyone’s going to get an opportunity, and we have a lot of time left to make all of those decisions.”

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