Anthony Lynn Reveals Why Chargers Passed on Cam Newton Contract Offer

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2020

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The 2020 NFL Draft is April 23-25. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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The Los Angeles Chargers took a "look" into bringing in Cam Newton this offseason, but coach Anthony Lynn revealed the team passed on the 2015 MVP because he's confident in the quarterbacks already on their roster. 

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"Cam is a tremendous quarterback," Lynn said in an interview with CBS Sports Radio's Zach Gelb. "He's been MVP of this league; he's led his team to the Super Bowl and he's healthy now from what I hear. Cam is going to be on somebody's roster, and he's going to help somebody win a few games, but yeah, we did take a look at that, sure."

"I feel really good about the quarterback room that I have," Lynn continued. "With Tyrod Taylor, Easton Stick—those are guys that a lot of people don't talk about, but he [Stick] was a Division I AA—he won like three national championships. He's a hell of a leader, hell of a professional and I think he has a bright future in this league one day." 

The Chargers added another quarterback to their depth chart in April's draft, selecting Oregon's Justin Herbert with the No. 6 overall pick.


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