I think most of this ganbase is still living in 2015. Cam lost 30 pounds of muscle and cant stay healthy. He cant run the ball effectlively anymore and his accuracy issues prevent him from being a successful pocket passer.
I understand peiple ha e an attachment to cam because he was our first superstar franchise qb... but you gi e a contract based on the future, not based on what a player did 3 or 5 years ago. Cam was special because he was a dual threat. Now that he cant run he is average at best and cant stay healthy. The team is rebuilding. It is time to move on. You guys can poo me all yoi want, but i have seen this show before. He is gone.
Yeah, it was a different story when the Chargers let Brees walk. They already had Philip Rivers waiting in the wings. They'd spent the #4 overall pick on him and he'd been in the organization for two seasons and they pretty much knew he was going to be really good given the opportunity. Same type of story with the Packers and Favre/Rodgers. Similar story with the Colts and Manning/Luck. Ditto for the Niners and Montana/Young.
We'd be parting ways with Cam with no known successor and we'll be holding likely a borderline top 10 draft pick. Not great. That's a recipe for some flailing years to come. The teams that make the seamless transitions generally find the next guy before parting ways with the old guard.