Former Syracuse football offensive tackle Jamar McGloster has signed on with the Los Angeles Chargers. Here’s why that’s a perfect fit.
Stay classy San Diego, I mean Los Angeles? That’s exactly where former Syracuse football offensive tackle Jamar McGloster is headed after signing on to join their practice squad.
According to Stephen Bailey of Syracuse.com, McGloster worked out for the Chargers back in September.
Jamar spent five years with the Orange from 2013 through 2017, 2013 was a redshirt year. In his freshman and sophomore years he played sparingly before finally proving he could be a key cog for this Orange offensive line.
Then as a junior and senior he started all 24 games at right tackle and showed that he was ready for the spotlight.
As we’re seeing this year with the Syracuse football team, the initial pillars of Syracuse players of the past have built up to this moment where the team is 4-1. That wouldn’t have been possible without guys setting the standard and the bar extremely high. McGloster is just one of several players who contributed to the cause: Steve Ishmael, Erv Philips, Zaire Franklin, and Parris Bennett to name a few.
Following the 2018 NFL Draft, McGloster went undrafted and immediately signed on with another team out west, the San Francisco 49ers. Jamar spent a significant part of the spring and summer with the team before moving on and joining the Detroit Lions.
Sadly he wasn’t able to make the final 53 and has been a free agent since being released at the end of August.
Now he has signed on with one of the premiere teams in the AFC conference in the Chargers. I spoke with McGloster over text and here is his official exclusive statement on joining the Chargers to Inside the Loud House:
“I’m so honored and privileged for the opportunity with the Los Angeles Chargers. Truly blessed and I’m excited to help this organization however I can.”
This is a perfect landing spot for McGloster. On the practice squad he has the ability to work with the active roster in terms of preparation and development. Many NFL pundits suggested Jamar was a bit raw coming out of Syracuse, but has the tools to eventually be a starting caliber offensive lineman in the NFL.