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Chargers: Who is LA’s best option at quarterback entering the 2020 season?


Phillip Rivers has signed with Indianapolis Colts, which means the Los Angeles Chargers have a question about their starting quarterback for the first time since the 2003 season.

Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick are the two quarterbacks left on the roster but there are still some options left on the market or they could go in the direction of the NFL Draft.

Let’s break down the Chargers’ best option at quarterback for the 2020 season.

3. Jameis Winston

This really seems like a long shot, but if the Chargers coaching staff thinks they can fix Jameis Winston’s interception problems, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to take a flyer on him.

Winston is one of the more exciting quarterbacks to watch in football, which is a good and bad thing for his game. He has a lot of talent but too often he just throws the ball up into traffic and is intercepted.

During the 2019 season, Winston threw for 5,109 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 30 interceptions. Winston still has a place in the league if he can limit the interceptions, but that is a big if.

2. Justin Herbert

The good news for the Chargers is they have a high draft pick and signs are pointing towards them taking a quarterback in the first round, especially if the draft board falls right for them.

Justin Herbert could very well be gone by the time the Chargers draft, but if he is still available, the team needs to take him. Herbert has some elite arm talent and could end up being the best quarterback in the draft class.

As a senior at Oregon, Herbert threw for 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns, and six touchdowns. Even if the Chargers select Herber,t it wouldn’t be a bad idea for him to start on the bench, at least for the beginning of the year.

1. Tyrod Taylor

The signs are pointing towards Tyrod Taylor being the starting quarterback for the 2020 season and that makes the most sense. Taylor has proven a few times he has what it takes to lead a team to success, and he has a lot of talent surrounding him.

Each of his three seasons in Buffalo as the starting quarterback, he finished around a .500 record, and the Chargers have a whole lot more talent around him. His best season was in 2015 with the Bills when he threw for 20 touchdowns and 3,035 yards.

Even if the team decides to not draft a quarterback with the 5th overall pick, the Chargers could trust Taylor to start for the next couple of seasons.