Max Duggan has seen better days, and it was just months ago when he was in college. Duggan reportedly will be in search of a new home to start his career.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Los Angeles Chargers are waiving the former TCU star, who was a seventh-round pick in this year’s NFL draft.
Duggan lost the battle for the backup quarterback spot behind Justin Herbert to Easton Stick. Not helping matters was him seeing limited action in the preseason for the Chargers, appearing in two out of three games and completing six of his 12 passes for 34 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions.
The former 239th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft was on top of the world eight months ago after leading his Horned Frogs to an improbable national title game run that included a second-place finish in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Duggan enjoyed a stellar senior year in which he threw for 3,698 yards, 32 touchdowns, and eight interceptions while also adding 423 rushing yards and nine more scores. He finished second in the Heisman voting behind USC star Caleb Williams and he became the first player in TCU program history to win the Davey O’Brien Award.
The Chargers will open the 2023 season on Sunday, Sept. 10 against the Miami Dolphins.