Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor Promises to “Turn A Lot Of Heads” If Named Starting QB

Tyrod Taylor with Browns in 2018. Photo by Jp Waldron/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Los Angeles Chargers are one of the few NFL teams that don’t have a quarterback position sorted out ahead of the start of the 2020 NFL season. Chargers recently said goodbye to franchise legend Phillip Rivers, and all signs point that they will take a signal-caller in the upcoming draft. If you ask Tyrod Taylor, however, Chargers shouldn’t search past their roster.

Taylor joined the Chargers last offseason to be Rivers’ backup and might be given a chance in case that the team fails to find a better solution. If this happens, the 30-year-old says that the franchise will be set for big things.

“We have a lot of talent on our team,” said Taylor in a recent chat with Orange County Register. “If I am the guy that would be calling the shots, I know for sure that we’ll go out and turn a lot of heads.”

Taylor, who threw just four passes last season, also added that he isn’t afraid to face competition for starting spot in case that Chargers decided to add a proven veteran or a highly-regarded prospect.

“It’s motivating just for the highs and lows of my career,” he explained. “To be drafted in the sixth round, walking into my 10th year, there’s definitely a lot of motivating factors in there being from my time when I was in Buffalo and when I played in Cleveland.”

Tyrod Taylor played with four teams in the past nine years of his NFL career, but was only a full-time starter with Buffalo Bills between 2015 and 2017. During that period, Taylor posted 22-20 record while leading the Bills to a playoff appearance in 2017. He also got a shot to start with Cleveland Brown in 2018, but was benched after three games for Baker Mayfield.

Talyor has 61.6 career completion percentage, throwing for 9,562 yards, and 54 touchdowns. He also added 1,843 yards rushing and 16 rushing touchdowns.