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Tyrod Taylor could be the starting QB for the Los Angeles Chargers

Tyrod Taylor, Chargers

There has been plenty of speculation of what the Los Angeles Chargers could do to replace Philip Rivers and Anthony Lynn’s latest comments show that they could remain in-house. Even if the Chargers select a quarterback in the 2020 NFL Draft, Tyrod Taylor could be the starting quarterback for Los Angeles next season.

“Tyrod Taylor is a heck of a quarterback,” Lynn told AM 570 LA Sports. “We couldn’t have a better backup right now, and now he has an opportunity to maybe step up into a starting role. I’ve had Tyrod before [in Buffalo], and I know what this young man brings to the table, in the passing game and the running game.

Last offseason, Taylor signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Chargers. Initially, Los Angeles signed Taylor with the hope that he could be the team’s backup. But now with Rivers as good as gone, Taylor could have a chance to start in the NFL again.

As Lynn mentioned, he’s coached Taylor when both of them were with the Buffalo Bills. From 2015-2017, Taylor started for the Bills and proved that he could be a starting quarterback in the NFL.

In those three seasons, Taylor amassed 8,857 passing yards and 51 passing touchdowns. Most importantly, the Virginia Tech product only threw 16 interceptions in that three-year span.

Given his ability to protect the football, Lynn believes Taylor could help the Chargers win games as the starter. While some believe that Los Angeles could target someone in free agency, it’s likely the Chargers draft someone to compete with Taylor in training camp.