Cam Newton could join the Los Angeles Chargers
The AFC West has become a real arms race this offseason. It will undoubtedly be the most competitive division in football next time around and the winner might even up being the favorite to take home the Super Bowl when it’s all said and done.
Justin Herbert is one of the most polished young quarterbacks in the business right now. The former Oregon product made substantial strides in Year 2 of his professional career and there might be even more to come with an exceptional supporting cast across the board.
Los Angeles does possess Chase Daniel as their primary backup, which might be fine considering Herbert has proven to be very durable over his first two seasons in the league. However, if the worst happened to the 2020 first-round selection, then it would completely obliterate any chance the team has of mounting a postseason push.
This might be a little out of the left-field, but signing Cam Newton to be the backup would provide another leader within the locker room, give Herbert an experienced figure to lean on for guidance, and also provide a better No. 2 for good measure.
Adding Newton to a roster that looks primed for great things wouldn’t hurt. He could also be utilized in power-running situations to keep Herbert out of the firing line.
Of all the teams on the list, this would be the least likely. However, the benefits of the former Carolina Panthers quarterback ending up on the Chargers could be substantial.