It has been a long time since Kevin O’Connell last played on the grid Iron in San Diego. Finishing a great career at San Diego State as a member of the second team mountain west. Kevin O’Connell was drafted in 2008 by the New England Patriots and then released in 2009 by the New England Patriots.
He was picked up soon after being released he was picked up by the Detroit Lions and then traded to the New York Jets a few days later for draft picks. On August 31, 2010, New York would release O’Connell. Following his release, the New York Jets re-signed O’Connell to a two-year deal. He has been placed on the injured reserve list. He was later released again.
O’Connell would be picked up by the Miami Dolphins and was waived one month later. Then would be resigned once again by the New York Jets. O’Connell would then be released shortly before Tim Tebow was traded to the Jets. O’Connell’s long journey has come full circle pending a physical on monday, O”Connell will be come the back up quarterback for the San Diego Chargers!
#Chargers former SDSU QB is expected to join team on Monday, pending a physical.
— Chargers RReports (@CBSSportsNFLSD) July 30, 2012