Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick are the only quarterbacks under contract with the Los Angeles Chargers right now. But a recent post on social media of Taylor working out with former Panthers star Cam Newton has some wondering if that won’t be the case for long.
But Taylor was quick to brush off such ideas. In a recent interview with the Orange County Register, Taylor stated that he has “no regrets” about make the workout public. He explained that he and Newton have been friends since college.
“People are always going to draw their own conclusions,” Taylor said. “Me and Cam have been really good friends since college days… I guess just because of everything going around free agency, I didn’t think twice about it when I posted pictures of getting a throwing session.”
Taylor also pointed to the hypocrisy of people being silent when he worked out with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson the week before.
Via Orange County Register:
“I just threw with Deshaun Watson the week before, but being that he’s not a free agent, most people aren’t going to make a big deal about that. But it’s just two guys working on their craft trying to get better.”
“I wasn’t implementing or trying to say anything with the photos. We were just out there working and the photos got sent. So no regrets, I posted it. We’re really good friends and we’re going to continue to remain friends, and we’re going to continue to push each other and try to find ways to get better.”
The Chargers have a lot of options on the table as far as what to do at quarterback heading into 2020.
They have over $20 million in cap space remaining and the No. 6 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. So they can either tap the free agent market or see if there’s someone on the board that they really like.
Then again, the Chargers could easily take a page from Miami’s playbook, sell off their assets for draft picks and completely rebuild in 2021 as Taylor or Stick try to lead the team.
But for now, it doesn’t look like we’ll be hearing any “Cam Newton to the Chargers” news any time soon.