With Tom Brady set to take his talents to Tampa Bay, most eyes turned to Los Angeles to figure out what the Chargers were going to do about their quarterback situation. After missing on Brady and parting ways with Philip Rivers there was a sense that they would be active on the market, but according to Ian Rapoport, they’re going to roll with Tyrod Taylor to begin the 2020 season.
This report from Rapoport is rather surprising with the likes of Jameis Winston and Cam Newton both on the market, but it’s clear that the Chargers believe they have their guy in Taylor. Most assumed that the Chargers starting quarterback for the 2020 season wasn’t on their roster at the moment, but that’s clearly not the case.
Taylor hasn’t been a starter in the NFL since 2017 when he was with Buffalo. Last season he appeared in just three games for the Chargers. The 30-year-old has a career completion percentage of 61.6% to go along with 54 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
This now begs the question of where Winston and Newton will be playing football next season. One would assume that the Patriots would be interested in at least one of the quarterbacks and with the Jaguars dealing Nick Foles to Chicago there’s an opening in Jacksonville to compete for the starting role with Gardner Minshew.
We all need to give a big thanks to the NFL for keeping the sports world entertaining while we’re all stuck inside self quarantining.