The Los Angeles Chargers may well well just no longer must scour the quarterback market long — if at all — with a notion to exchange extinct franchise QB Philip Rivers.
In step with coach Anthony Lynn, there is a just chance L.A. may well well hit upon to patch the gaping hole at the unbiased with a condominium clear up; one that Lynn is already reasonably accustomed to from his two-365 days stint in Buffalo.
“Tyrod Taylor is a heck of a quarterback,” Lynn mentioned on the “Petros and Money” demonstrate on AM 570 LA Sports, by ESPN. “We couldn’t be pleased an even bigger backup real now, and now he has any other to presumably step up into a initiating unbiased. I’ve had Tyrod earlier than [in Buffalo], and I know what this younger man brings to the desk, within the passing game and the running game.”
Taylor inked a two-365 days, $11 million address the Chargers in March. He seemed in three video games and threw for 33 yards and a touchdown in 2019.
Sooner than Lynn taking the Chargers job in 2017, he served in four roles, including period in-between head coach and offensive coordinator in his 2d 365 days, with the Bills from 2015-16, that be pleased been the first two seasons of Taylor’s three with the club.
In 29 begins, Taylor accumulated 6,058 passing yards, 37 TDs and 12 INTs, along with 1,148 bound yards and 10 rushing scores in these campaigns. He posted 2,799 yards, 18 total TDs and four picks in 14 begins whereas leading Buffalo to the postseason in 2017.
Buffalo moreover led the NFL in rushing yards, and ranked tenth in scoring and 16th in total offense when Lynn used to be OC in ’16. They achieved within the tip-15 in every categories the 365 days prior.
When requested in regards to the uncover of QB he prefers, Lynn listed the qualities he sees from a success label-callers around the league, traits that be pleased change into more and more frequent within the NFL since Taylor used to be drafted in 2011 and be pleased been attributed to Taylor more than as soon as in his occupation.
“There are some guys that can accumulate from the pocket, nevertheless if you occur to search out around the league, reasonably about a these guys are mobile quarterbacks that can traipse,” Lynn mentioned. “All you’d like to originate is predict high school soccer on Friday nights. Highschool soccer quick me 10 years ago the direction the NFL used to be headed.
“So that is barely appropriate the arena that we’re in real now — that you can even originate more issues and be more chopping edge [with a mobile quarterback]. But that man that can stand encourage there, grasp up all these protections, throw the ball from the pocket and consume the like a flash passing game [instead of] his legs, that you can even quiet accumulate with a standard pocket passer.”
At 30 years broken-down with 9 years of trip and one playoff game below his waistband, Taylor has frolicked as every a leading man and a supporting piece. If L.A. goes with him and he is ready to present protection to the ball (17 fumbles in 46 occupation begins) and recapture even a ticket of the vitality he had in Buffalo, the Bolts may well well just be in for a bounceback season.
“One of many issues he does very successfully is accumulate care of the soccer. I trust yearly he is started on this league, he is been the No. 1 quarterback in taking care of the soccer,” Lynn mentioned of Taylor. “I trust more video games are misplaced than acquired. So if we can just appropriate accumulate care of the soccer and accumulate it away, we will be OK.”