But for the first time since Cam Newton split from the Panthers, Anthony Lynn directly answered a question about the free agent quarterback.
“Cam is a good quarterback,” said Lynn on a conference call via Jason Hirschhorn of ChargerReport of Sports Illustrated on Wednesday. “He did a lot of good things with the Panthers. He drove them to a Super Bowl. It didn’t quite get the job done, but it was a big reason why they were there. He was injured. But if he’s healthy, he’ll be a good quarterback for someone. ”
Could someone end up being the Chargers?
“We’re watching everyone, man,” said Lynn. “I want to turn over each rock. So yes, we are watching everyone. “
Newton indeed falls into everyone’s category. Player movement continues in the NFL via remote communication tools, so it makes sense that the Chargers flip the rock under which they would find Newton, a player who could provide Los Angeles with the power of the stars and the potential for success if he could regain his powers from past seasons. Such a process would require checking Newton’s health, but matching is still possible.
This probably won’t happen for a while, however, due to the need to examine Newton before speaking about the terms of the contract, something that cannot happen until the teams are able to physically occupy their facilities and travel. Right now, and for the foreseeable future, it’s the Taylor team.
“Obviously, I brought [Taylor] last year, and I knew if we needed him to start if something happened to Phil that he could get into, “said Lynn. I know Tyrod very well. I would say right away that he’s in charge. But no position is finalized before arriving at training camp. ”
The training camp is still far away. It’s a long time for the two sides to work on something – or decide their best if the Chargers go their own way and hand the keys over to Taylor.