Anthony Lynn spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time in over a month and dropped some nuggets regarding a number of off-season topics, including the quarterback spot (obviously), how he sees the offensive line unit playing out, and where he sees Chris Harris and Desmond King playing in 2020.
Chris Hayre was joined by Ryan Wilson and Will Brinson on the latest podcast over at Chargers Weekly and I suggest giving it a listen to start your day.
Enjoy the rest of the links and have a great Thursday.
Five Draft Questions With CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson and Will Brinson
“From quarterback tiers to sleepers, CBS Sports’ Ryan Wilson and Will Brinson join Chris Hayre to answer five key questions about the 2020 NFL Draft.”
89 Women Hired Through Pipeline of NFL’s Women’s Careers in Football Forum
“The forum’s fourth-annual meeting happened this past February at the NFL Scouting Combine, with Sam Rapoport, the woman behind it and officially, the NFL’s Sr. Director of Diversity & Inclusion.”
Photos: SoFi Stadium Aerial Timeline
“See the month-by-month progress of SoFi Stadium from May 2019 - February 2020.”
Bryan Bulaga “Thankful” to Join “Talented” Chargers Team
“Bulaga joins the Chargers after nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers. As a rookie in 2010, Bulaga blocked along an offensive line that helped the Packers win Super Bowl XLV and, in the process, became the first rookie in NFL history to start at right tackle in a Super Bowl victory.”
Isaac Rochell pegs Chargers’ defensive line as best in NFL
“Rochell, the former Notre Dame product, has the luxury of training in Southern California where he calls it “the nicest part of the country,” according to Sports Illustrated’s Bill Enright.”
Chargers’ Anthony Lynn talks offensive tackle situation
“Former third-round selection Trey Pipkins is pencilled in as the starting left tackle on the depth chart at the moment and Lynn acknowledged that he will have the opportunity to start this upcoming season.”
Anthony Lynn: Tyrod Taylor ‘in the driver’s seat’ to start at QB for Chargers
“Lynn’s comment comes as no surprise. Faith in the 30-year-old in the starting role was expressed after the team elected to move on from Philip Rivers.”
LA Chargers: Why the team still needs to add a cornerback
“Harris may no longer be in his prime but he is still an effective cornerback that is more valuable due to his ability to play in the slot. While he likely will be used at times out wide, Harris has confirmed that the Chargers are bringing him in to primarily be the slot corner, which is the role he started his career in and was best at.”
LA Chargers: Seven players on the hot seat in 2020
“When making this list, a couple of things were considered. 2019 performance was an obvious factor. Another was contract status. Players on one year or short term deals are under more pressure. The future at certain positions due to free-agent signings or projected draft selections was a consideration, as well as injury history if any.”
2020 NFL free-agency lessons: What happened to the record-setting deals?
Tyrod Taylor front-runner to be Chargers’ starting QB, Anthony Lynn says
“I brought him in last year and I knew that if we needed him to start, if something happened to Phil, then he could go in and start,” Lynn said about Taylor, who is entering the second season of a two-year, $11 million contract. “I’m very familiar with Tyrod. I would say right now it looks like he’s in the driver’s seat, but no position is final until we get to training camp right now.”