In his first remarks since the Los Angeles Chargers reported a shared farewell party with long-lasting quarterback Philip Rivers, lead trainer Anthony Lynn said Tyrod Taylor, last season’s reinforcement, could have a chance to acquire the beginning employment in 2020.
Lynn as of late marked a one-year contract expansion that gets them with the Chargers through the 2021 season, as per a source.
“Tyrod Taylor is a heck of a quarterback,” Lynn told AM 570 LA Sports. “We couldn’t have a better backup right now, and now he has an opportunity to maybe step up into a starting role. I’ve had Tyrod before [in Buffalo], and I know what this young man brings to the table, in the passing game and the running game.”
“One of the things he does very well is take care of the football. I believe every year he’s started in this league he’s been the No. 1 quarterback in taking care of the football. I believe more games are lost than won. So if we can just take care of the football and take it away, we’ll be OK.”
Streams turned the ball more than multiple times during last season’s 5-11 battle. Dealing with the football is a top need for Lynn. The Chargers completed 2-9 in games chose by one score in 2019.
Taylor marked a two-year, $11 million arrangement last offseason and will make $5 million in complete remuneration in 2020. The Chargers additionally have another versatile quarterback, Easton Stick, a fifth-round determination from a year ago’s draft.
In his last full season as a starter, Taylor turned it over only multiple times in 2017, driving the Buffalo Bills to the postseason without precedent for a long time.
Taylor additionally helped the Bills lead the class with 2,630 hurrying yards in 2016 when Lynn was his hostile facilitator.
“There are some guys that can win from the pocket, but when you look around the league, most of these guys are mobile quarterbacks that can move,” Lynn told 570 AM when solicited what style from quarterback they likes. “All you have to do is watch high school football on Friday nights. High school football told me 10 years ago the direction the NFL was headed.”
“So that’s just the world that we’re in right now — you can do more things and be more cutting edge [with a mobile quarterback]. But that guy that can stand back there, pick up all those protections, throw the ball from the pocket and use the quick passing game [instead of] his legs, you can still win with a classic pocket passer.”
Lynn additionally discussed proceeding onward from Rivers after they served 16 seasons as the substance of the establishment.
“We looked at a lot of things with Phil and where he’s at in his career,” Lynn said. “And Phil had a say-so in it as well. We agreed to split. And we couldn’t have done it any classier or better. My conversation with Phil was one of the best I’ve had with him, I can tell you that.”
“I’m a big fan of his. And if he decides to continue to play, I’m going to root for that young man and Tiffany (his wife); they are two special people. But it was just time. It happens. Brett Favre left Green Bay. Joe Montana left the 49ers. Peyton Manning left Indy. It happens.”