The Chargers made a splash in last weeks’ NFL draft by selecting Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.
After failing to reel in Tom Brady this off-season, Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco made a cryptic announcement by saying Tyrod was their guy.
This is true, but he also said “we like our internal options” before attempting to sign the six time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. Not too long after that, Telesco drafts a quarterback. Nonetheless, Tyrod Taylor has been confirmed as the week 1 starter by head coach Anthony Lynn.
Lynn has a positive history with Tyrod, as Lynn was a apart of the coaching staff while Tyrod was apart of the Buffalo Bills.
In the 2015 season, Taylor finished with 3,035 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Top that off with a stunning 99.4 quarterback rating, 568 yards rushing and 4 more rushing touchdowns. Taylor takes care of the ball well, and his best years were in Buffalo with Anthony Lynn being apart of that offensive coaching staff.
The circumstances of the pandemic riddled off-season may actually hurt Justin Herbert’s chances of getting ahead of the curve.
But, Lynn did have this to say: “It’s a competition. I can’t just say Tyrod’s gonna be the starting quarterback if this young man goes in there and wins the job.”
Lynn is excited about the results of the draft, and particularly excited to have the chance to help teach and mold a young rookie.
This is something he has not yet had the opportunity of doing during his tenure as the Chargers head coach.
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