Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: Ranking potential free-agent QB options for team

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrambles with the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrambles with the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers in the first half during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – SEPTEMBER 12: Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers in the first half during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2019, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Number 3

Cam Newton

I have written a whole article as to why I believe that Cam Newton is not a fit for the LA Chargers. Therefore I’ll give little detail into the stats and such and more so I’ll dive into the reason that he has the potential to be signed.

Before the injury, Newton was known for his ability to run and for his size he was almost unstoppable. He is the former MVP looking to be the starting quarterback on a different team.

Bringing in Matt Rhule and Joe Brady means that there will probably be a cleaning of the house in Carolina.

Not only is he what the Chargers are looking for he is a household name that could be used to sell tickets in a new arena. It’s a good selling tactic and is something that could re-invigorate the life into the fandom of the Chargers.

Likeliness – 7

Potential Fit – C

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Marcus Mariota (8) of the Tennessee Titans holds off Jatavis Brown (57) of the Los Angeles Chargers during the Tennessee Titans against the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Marcus Mariota (8) of the Tennessee Titans holds off Jatavis Brown (57) of the Los Angeles Chargers during the Tennessee Titans against the Los Angeles Chargers at Wembley Stadium on October 21, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Number 2

 Marcus Mariota

Mariota is an intriguing quarterback prospect that still has the potential to take over a franchise and breathe life into it. The Titans were a poor fit, lacking an offense and also a stable coach throughout his tenure.

The idea of Mariota being on the Chargers isn’t farfetched. He was talked about as being a potential draft candidate in the 2015 NFL Draft and PFF has mocked him to signing with the Chargers.

He has what a coach like Anthony Lynn is looking for. A decent arm and an ability to run and avoid the sack, as well as create more opportunities and develop routes for an efficient route runner such as Keenan Allen.

He is only 26 years old and at worst can be a stable bridge quarterback for a potential rookie.

Likeliness – 8

Potential Fit – B+

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