Second-year quarterback Cardale Jones was apparently ecstatic to leave the Buffalo Bills for the Los Angeles Chargers.
On Wednesday, the Bills traded Jones, who was a fourth-round pick in 2016, to the Chargers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.
Jones played just one game in his rookie season with the Bills and threw just 11 passes.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on ESPN’s “Mike & Mike,” Jones was so relieved to hear of the trade that he cried tears of joy.
“When Buffalo brings him into the office to tell him he’s being traded to [Los Angeles] for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, he began crying,” Schefter said. “He began crying, and he began crying tears of joy, because he was so happy to be going to a place where he felt like he was going to be wanted and appreciated.”
Schefter noted that Jones worked out with Philip Rivers before the 2016 draft, and that new Chargers coach Anthony Lynn was an offensive coordinator with the Bills in 2016.
Jones still isn’t likely to see the field much if he’s behind Rivers, but it sounds like he was happy to make the move if for nothing more than a culture change.