The Facts: The Chargers maintain Taylor is in position to be their starting quarterback. That has not changed. But for the first time since Newton parted with the Panthers, Anthony Lynn directly answered a question regarding the free-agent quarterback. "Cam's a good quarterback," Lynn said Wednesday. "He's done a lot of good things with the Panthers. He led them to a Super Bowl. Didn't quite get the job done, but he was a big reason why they were there. He's had some injuries. But if he's healthy, he'll be a good quarterback for somebody." Could somebody end up being the Chargers? "We're looking at everybody, man," Lynn said. "I want to turn over every single rock. So yeah, we're looking at everybody."
Newton indeed falls under the category of everybody. Player movement continues in the NFL via remote tools of communication, so it makes sense for the Chargers to turn over the rock under which they'd find Newton, a player who could provide Los Angeles with star power and the potential for success if he can regain his powers from seasons past. Such a process would require verifying Newton's health, but a pairing is still possible. It probably won't happen for a while, though, because of the need to examine Newton before talking contract terms, something that can't happen until teams are able to physically occupy their facilities and travel. For now, and for the foreseeable future, it's Taylor's team.