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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Chat Wrap: Cowher to Chargers?

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Here are some highlights from our AFC West chat, which was held earlier Thursday.

DENVER

Anthony from Albuquerque, N.M.: What’s the chances of Brady Quinn remaining with the Broncos next year and competing with Tebow for that starting job?

Bill Williamson: He's a free agent. He may want to move on. If not, I could see him signing a team-friendly deal to be a backup.

KANSAS CITY

Chris from Lee’s Summit, Mo.: Don't you think a Kyle Orton that knows only 50% of the playbook would be a better option than Palko who knows the whole playbook?

BW: Yes, I do. I think Orton needs to play. Why pay him if you don't play him?

OAKLAND

Adam from NY: I’m thinking lock up Bush long term for the Raiders and not McFadden. What say you?

BW: I think I'd try to lock them both up first, but that may be hard. Bush is very good. McFadden is special. But the problem is he can't stay healthy, so I get your reasoning.

SAN DIEGO

Jason from Chicago: Do you think the San Diego Chargers will fire Norv Turner and A.J. Smith and bring someone in like Jeff Fisher or Bill Cowher to be the next head coach?

BW: It is almost a certainty Turner will be gone. Smith may be safe. But if he is gone, too, Cowher could be in play if the Chargers want to spend big. They may have to regain the trust of the fan base. Fisher could be a possibility if Smith sticks around.