Chargers Make Surprising Quarterback Decision For 2020
The Los Angeles Chargers made a surprising quarterback decision this past week. That decision? Sticking with Tyrod Taylor.
For the past few months, rumors have run rampant that the Chargers would go out and sign Tom Brady. That obviously did not happen. Brady instead signed with a different hapless franchise – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
LA was also briefly linked to Teddy Bridgewater, but the Carolina Panthers inked him to a three-year, $63 million deal on Tuesday.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Chargers will proceed forward under the assumption that Taylor will be the starting quarterback in 2020.
The move has the full backing of head coach Anthony Lynn.
At 30 years old, Taylor is still very young – particularly given the limited amount of action he has seen on the field. Moreover, he is a proven winner. Back in 2017, he led the Buffalo Bills to the postseason. While he is not the biggest name in football, he is still a reliable option all things considered.
In addition, the Chargers also have the No. 6 overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. Theoretically the team could go out and also draft either Oregon’s Justin Herbert or Utah State’s Jordan Love to sit behind Taylor for a while, and then step in as a franchise cornerstone.
It is a winning situation all around.
Is signing Taylor as splashy or exciting as signing a 42-year-old Brady? Probably not. Does it have the potential to yield better results? Absolutely.