The Los Angeles Chargers aren’t entirely sure who their quarterback will be in Week 1 of 2020.
As of right now, Tyrod Taylor is the most likely candidate, but the Chargers can always sign a free agent (such as Cam Newton or Jameis Winston) or draft someone to provide Taylor with some stiff competition.
But Taylor isn’t worried about his job:
“I think it’s too early to start talking about it,” Taylor said, according to Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register. “I’ve never been one to focus on things that I can’t control. … It starts with guys who (the Chargers) may sign whether it would be a veteran or whether it would be a rookie. I can’t focus on that because I can’t control it.”
Taylor first joined the Chargers last year, serving as Philip Rivers’ backup in 2019.
However, the 30-year-old does have some experience as a starting quarterback in the NFL, as he was the No. 1 guy for the Buffalo Bills from 2015 through 2017. He even made a Pro Bowl appearance in that first year.
Taylor, who played his collegiate football at Virginia Tech, was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round (180th pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
He spent his first four seasons as Joe Flacco’s backup in Baltimore before linking up with the Bills in 2015.
After his three-year stretch in Buffalo, Taylor linked up with the Cleveland Browns in 2018, starting three games before giving way to Baker Mayfield.
In 70 games and 46 starts over the course of his career, Taylor has thrown 54 touchdowns and 20 interceptions while completing 61.6 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 89.8