I’m going to start this out by saying this rumor is COMPLETELY he-said, she-said, but in times likes these without the normal news, nothing is should be overlooked for content. So here it goes.
One of my colleagues here at SB Nation is an alumni of Arizona State University. He still has friends from college that currently work within the ASU media and they were recently in attendance for head football coach Herm Edwards’ weekly press conference that he is now hosting on the video platform Zoom. During the call, apparently the topic of Cam Newton/Chargers came up and Edwards said he “heard” Newton was signing with the Chargers.
So this should obviously be taken with the biggest grain of salt possible. It’s interesting to hear a Newton-Chargers rumor come up randomly in a press conference regarding Arizona State football and then when you combine the fact that Edwards used to work for ESPN, it almost forces you to start connecting the dots, a la Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Beyond these statements, there’s not much else to go off of here. My colleague is going to reach out to his friends and see if either of them have recorded audio or video from the call in order for us to get a better idea of how he said the statement. He easily could have just rattled something off that he briefly saw on television or simply heard the same rumors we were all hearing over the last week. My money is one of these two.
As of now, some of those in the audience a have also tweeted out the same information.
Herm Edwards said Cam Newton is going to the #Chargers. He seemed definitive. Maybe he knows something we don’t? #ASU #SunDevils #NFL @DevilsDigest @sportscronkite— Jesse Morrison (@Jesse_Morrison6) March 27, 2020
Anyways, I thought you all would find it interesting nonetheless. If I am able to get video or audio of the conference, I’ll be sure to update this post.