Ex-Chargers star says team is ‘seriously interested’ in Josh Rosen
The Los Angeles Chargers have gotten to the point where they need to start thinking about life after Philip Rivers, and there has been a lot of speculation that they could draft his successor in the first round this year. They could also address the need via trade, and one former Chargers star sees that as a legitimate possibility.
Ex-NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman, a former Chargers fan favorite who now serves as an ambassador for the team, said on FOX Sports Radio’s “The Jason Smith Show” that he is hearing LA is serious about trying to acquire Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen.
“The Chargers could be seriously interested, and from what I’m hearing it’s a big possibility that he could end up there,” Merriman said.
Merriman added that he has spoken with Rosen about the trade rumors surrounding him.
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Several teams have been mentioned as possible landing spots for Rosen, and the Chargers aren’t the only one with an aging quarterback still playing at a high level. As of now, the Cardinals insist they have not decided what they are going to do with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, but most people assume that is an attempt to maintain leverage if and when they do trade Rosen.
Despite the way new head coach Kliff Kingsbury continues to praise Rosen, it would be a surprise if Arizona did not draft Kyler Murray. If that happens, Rosen will almost certainly be traded. The Chargers make sense if they’re willing to make an offer Arizona deems worthy.