Anthony Lynn explains why Chargers didn’t sign Cam Newton after ‘checking out’ former MVP
the Los Angeles Chargers made the decision to move from Philippe Rivers this offseason, and despite the impressive free agents available on the open market, head coach Anthony Lynn has decided to avoid signing a new flagman. While Lynn is at Tyrod taylor, the Chargers still took the former Oregon quarterback Justin herbert with the No.6 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, and they’re set to move on to the regular season with who they currently have in their quarterback.
Before the Chargers select Herbert, the two Jameis Winston and Cam Newton were seen as options the Chargers could consider as a quarterback. Winston ended up signing with the Saints of New Orleans as Drew Breesnew save, but Newton remains a free agent.
In a recent interview with CBS Sports Radio’s Zach Gelb, Lynn said that the Chargers explored Newton’s signing, but ended up missing the opportunity.
“Absolutely, Cam is a great quarterback,” said Lynn. “He was this league’s MVP, he led his team to the Super Bowl and he’s healthy now from what I hear. Cam is going to be on someone’s list and he’s going to help someone. to win a few games, but yeah, we took a look at that, of course. “
As to why the Chargers decided to drop Newton, Lynn said he’s already confident in the quarterbacks he currently has on the roster.
“I feel really good in the shift room that I have,” said Lynn. “With Tyrod Taylor, Easton’s Staff – these are guys that a lot of people don’t talk about, but he was an I AA division – he won like three national championships. He’s a hell of a leader, a hell of a professional and I think he has a bright future in this league one day. ”
Taylor will be 31 this offseason, so the Chargers drafted Herbert to be the future sub-center. The 6-foot-6, 236-pound quarterback has the prototypical height you’d expect from an NFL quarterback and also had one of the best arms in this draft class. In his senior season in Oregon, Herbert had 3,471 yards, a career-high 32 touchdowns and six interceptions.
We’re in this very weird time where there really isn’t a team out there looking for a new starting quarterback, so Newton is always looking for a new home in the NFL. Newton, who just turned 31, is the Carolina Panthersbest passer of all time – throwing for 29,041 yards, 182 touchdowns and 108 interceptions in nine seasons. The former No.1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft made the Pro Bowl three times, was named the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2015 and helped the Panthers make it to Super Bowl 50 the same year . He was arrested for the last two games of the 2018 season due to a shoulder injury, then only played two games last season before an injury at Lisfranc wiped him out for the year. . Earlier this offseason, the Panthers made the decision to release their longtime appellant.
Although the Chargers haven’t signed Newton, Lynn is confident he will get back on his feet in 2020. Earlier this offseason, it was reported that Newton isand hungry for the next opportunity – even if it’s .