Paxton Lynch adds Chargers to list of pre-draft visits

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Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch held his pro day workout on Wednesday, which allowed him to show off his on-field skills to a big group of teams.

Now that the workout is done, he’ll get back to meeting privately with teams that may be interested in drafting him later this month. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lynch will head to Dallas for a previously reported meeting with the Cowboys and then move on to visit with the Chargers.

We haven’t heard much about interest in quarterbacks out of San Diego this offseason, but there was some talk about a possible move up the draft board to pick Marcus Mariota when Philip Rivers’ future with the team was uncertain a year ago. Rivers wound up signing an extension in August that ties him to the Chargers through 2019, but the team may have their eye on grooming an heir and Lynch could fit given his profile as a player that needs polish before he’ll be ready to play in the NFL.

The Chargers pick third overall, which is higher than most people anticipate Lynch coming off the board, and fourth in the second round, so getting him would likely require a move back into the first round if, as expected, they go in a different direction at the top of the draft.

The Bills, Eagles, Chiefs and Browns have also spent time with Lynch recently.

5 responses to “Paxton Lynch adds Chargers to list of pre-draft visits

  1. Rivers still doesn’t want to play in LA and the chargers have no real interest to stay in San Diego. This year for them is just about turning public opinion against the city of San Diego rather than against the Chargers

  2. Paxton Lynch is the best QB in the draft. All this talk about trading up to get Wentz, when you can just stay put and get the top QB. Lynch, Wentz, and Goff are all franchise QBs, and there could even be more in this class. This is the best QB class of all times.

  3. Wentz is the best. He’s pro style. Lynch played in the spread. Lynch may be the best down the road, but Wentz is more ready.

  4. Chargers won’t be looking for a QB this year. The Chargers took a good look at Mariota last year. It’s more likely they let Rivers retire, and pick up Mariota after his rookie contract is over if he’s still showing potential by then.

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