Taylor has earned the right to start as the Chargers QB1, Lynn said that Tyrod Taylor's one of the most respected players on the team.
The Los Angeles Chargers are heading into a new era that doesn't include their longtime quarterback Philip Rivers. The Chargers and Rivers split this offseason and Rivers signed with the Indianapolis Colts. Heading into the 2020 NFL Draft last Thursday it was strongly believed but LA would be taking the quarterback, and they did just that selecting University of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick.
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn spoke with Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated and made it clear that Herbert's draft position has nothing to do with his spot on the depth chart. Lynn saying that they will head into training camp with Tyrod Taylor as the Chargers number one quarterback.
Lynn believes that Taylor has earned the right to start as the Chargers QB1, Lynn said that Tyrod Taylor's one of the most respected players on the team.
Herbert's draft position has nothing to do with his spot on the depth chart.
But as Lynn points out, it'll be a competition between Herbert and Taylor, and Lynn wasn't willing to commit to Tyrod Taylor as the Chargers starting quarterback for the whole season saying, he's not going to run with Taylor if Herbert just flat-out wins the job.
In the video below, Ray Rauth was Live on SportsCastr - and Rauth discussed the Chargers quarterback competition, breaks down what Anthony Lynn found so impressive about Justin Herbert, and when fans should expect to see Herbert on the field.