Tyrod Taylor could earn starting spot, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn says

COSTA MESA, Calif. — In his initial feedback since the Los Angeles Chargers declared a mutual parting of techniques with longtime quarterback Philip Rivers, head mentor Anthony Lynn stated Tyrod Taylor, very last year’s backup, could have an possibility to gain the beginning task in 2020.

Lynn not too long ago signed a a person-yr agreement extension that places him with the Chargers by way of the 2021 year, according to a supply.

“Tyrod Taylor is a heck of a quarterback,” Lynn told AM 570 LA Athletics. “We could not have a far better backup correct now, and now he has an possibility to probably stage up into a commencing function. I have experienced Tyrod before [in Buffalo], and I know what this young man brings to the table, in the passing recreation and the functioning match.

“One particular of the items he does very perfectly is just take treatment of the football. I feel every single yr he is begun in this league he’s been the No. 1 quarterback in having treatment of the soccer. I believe extra video games are missing than received. So if we can just consider treatment of the soccer and acquire it absent, we are going to be Ok.”

Rivers turned the ball more than 23 instances all through final season’s 5-11 marketing campaign. Having care of the soccer is a best precedence for Lynn. The Chargers completed 2-9 in game titles decided by 1 score in 2019.

Taylor signed a two-calendar year, $11 million offer very last offseason and will make $5 million in full payment in 2020. The Chargers also have a further cellular quarterback, Easton Stick, a fifth-spherical assortment from final year’s draft.

In his last entire period as a starter, Taylor turned it above just 6 situations in 2017, main the Buffalo Charges to the postseason for the very first time in 18 many years.

Taylor also served the Bills direct the league with 2,630 rushing yards in 2016 when Lynn was his offensive coordinator.

“There are some fellas that can get from the pocket, but when you glimpse all over the league, most of these men are mobile quarterbacks that can go,” Lynn explained to 570 AM, when asked what fashion of quarterback he prefers. “All you have to do is look at large school football on Friday nights. Large faculty soccer advised me 10 decades back the route the NFL was headed.

“So that’s just the planet that we’re in suitable now — you can do extra matters and be much more reducing edge [with a mobile quarterback]. But that guy that can stand again there, choose up all those people protections, throw the ball from the pocket and use the brief passing game [instead of] his legs, you can nevertheless earn with a basic pocket passer.”

Lynn also talked about the approach of going on from Rivers soon after 16 seasons as the face of the franchise.

“We appeared at a whole lot of items with Phil and in which he’s at in his vocation,” Lynn claimed. “And Phil had a say-so in it as very well. We agreed to break up. And we could not have carried out it any classier or far better. My discussion with Phil was a person of the ideal I’ve experienced with him, I can tell you that.

“I’m a big lover of his. And if he decides to go on to engage in, I am going to root for that younger man and Tiffany they are two unique men and women. But it was just time. It transpires. Brett Favre left Eco-friendly Bay. Joe Montana left the 49ers. Peyton Manning left Indy. It comes about.”

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