Merriman, though, says he doesn’t see it going down that way — the Chargers legend jokingly says he HATES Tom — and tells us the right fit to replace Philip is actually Cam himself!!!
“Tom’s a great quarterback, he’s just not a great quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers,” Merriman says … “I think if you’re going to move from a different direction from Phillip, you go in and get somebody that could do a little bit more — a little more athletic.”
Merriman added, “I just brought up one name, I think Cam Newton is a — could be a really good choice. Even for the short term. And, you can still go draft.”
But, the ex-Bolts superstar doesn’t see either Brady or Cam ultimately coming to the Chargers … telling us he doesn’t see the Panthers letting Newton go.
As for his old teammate, Rivers … Merriman tells us he’s sure the guy will land on his feet somewhere — saying he knows of at least NINE teams that could use Rivers as their starter in 2020.