By Marc Lawrence — New Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is taking the Sean McVay approach to the preseason in which no starters are expected to play. So Justin Herbert will have to wait until Week One. In his place today will likely be a mix of Chase Daniel and Easton Stick.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance are still neck-deep in competition. Both quarterbacks will get plenty of time in this game to show what they can do.
The bottom line is the Chargers won’t be playing their starters. However, the 49ers will be playing as many starters as possible to see how Garoppolo and Lance can move the ball. As a result, the 49ers should win by a comfortable margin.
With it, look for the Niners to improve to 10-2 SU and 11-1 ATS in preseason games when coming off a SU favorite loss tonight.