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Chargers out on the Josh Rosen sweepstakes?

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals drops back to pass during the NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 31-9. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Josh Rosen #3 of the Arizona Cardinals drops back to pass during the NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at State Farm Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 31-9. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Are the Los Angeles Chargers still interested in quarterback Josh Rosen?

The Chargers were reportedly one of several teams interested in Cardinals QB Josh Rosen. It was just a few days ago that ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Los Angeles was one of the front runners for landing the 2018 first-round pick (No. 10 overall).

Apparently, things have changed in a matter of 48 hours. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, the Chargers are no longer in play for Rosen.

#Chargers source to me on if hv any interest in Josh Rosen: “There is something there but going about business as usual.” For better context, I’m told the #Chargers had some early interest, did their homework, but are moving on at the moment. “We have no idea who they’re taking.”

— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 25, 2019

It’s hard to find any truth in anything during draft week. Fans should take everything with a grain of salt. In the beginning, it seemed as if the Cardinals were dead set on taking Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick. Now, there are rumors Arizona might pass on Murray, which would indicate that they are sticking with Rosen.

If Murray does become a Cardinal by night’s end and Rosen is traded, I don’t see the Chargers being the team to acquire the former UCLA Bruin. I’ll be honest: The thought of Rosen becoming the heir to Philip Rivers is enticing. I believe Rosen is going to be a very good quarterback and would fit nicely in the Chargers’ system.

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After playing at an extremely high level last season, Rivers appears to have a solid two or three years left in him. However, he does turn 38 years old in December and planning for the future is never a bad thing.

That said, if the Cardinals are asking for a LOT in return for Rosen, the Chargers shouldn’t budge. And not that he’s the future, but Tyrod Taylor, who was signed to a two-year deal in the offseason, is a solid backup.

Perhaps the Chargers would be better off waiting until the 2020 NFL draft to draft a quarterback. The 2020 quarterback class is considered superior to the 2019 class. Not only that, but the Chargers are currently a Super Bowl contender, and adding another quality starter with their first-round pick in this year’s draft makes more sense.

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