Chris Roling of CBS Sports took to ranking the seven quarterbacks in the NFL most-likely to lose their starting jobs in 2020 and he tabbed the Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor at #2 behind the Dolphins’ Ryan Fitzpatrick.
“Cincinnati is the only place where a high-profile rookie unquestionably has the starting job locked down,” said Roling. “Which means Tyrod Taylor is bound to start 2020 over No. 6 pick Justin Herbert for the Los Angeles Chargers.”
Yes, we all can expect Tyrod Taylor to start week one of the regular season. But how long will that hold on the starting job last? How long of a leash does Taylor have before the organization and fans call for the guy who was just selected with a top-10 pick?
If you ask me, I think it’ll take some close to a natural disaster in Tyrod’s play for Herbert to start anytime before week six or seven. Now I don’t think the Chargers can truly be labeled as “contenders” without Philip Rivers at the helm but they certainly aren’t planning to pick early in the first round again. Plus, it’s their first season in SoFi Stadium. There’s no way they can afford to stink it up early in the season if they hope to continue their momentum in the “Fight for L.A.”
“The Chargers are in at least a mini-rebuild now after regressing from 12 wins to five last year and don’t have a major reason to rush Herbert out there. But while the Oregon product also fell to become the third quarterback off the board, a combination of fan support and Taylor’s play will get Herbert in there during a transitional year.”
Anthony Lynn has had a front-row seat to the explosive start of Patrick Mahomes’ career and I wouldn’t gloss over that fact when Lynn decides whether or not he feels like he can risk sitting his rookie passer for his first season in the NFL.
Now for some links.
Faustino Felix highlights the tough matchups for the Chargers’ secondary early in the season (Bolt Beat)
The Chargers release a video titled “I, too, am America.” (Chargers.com)
Gavino Borquez lists the best bargain contracts on the Chargers’ books in 2020 (Chargers Wire)
LaDainian Tomlinson thinks the NFL has a “black eye” after handling of Colin Kaepernick (Bleacher Report)
Chris Roling ranks the seven quarterbacks most-likely to lose their starting jobs in 2020 (Bleacher Report)
Jared Rubin lists 100 things to know before the NFL’s 101st season (CBS Sports)
Lebron James took issue with latest comments by Drew Brees (Pro Football Talk)
Ben Baby discusses Joe Burrow and how he’s handling these times without football (ESPN)
Dak Prescott donates $1 million to improve police training (ESPN)