Posted: 5/12/2020 7:50 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor will hold onto the starting job for the entirety of the 2020 season, according to Michael Silver of NFL Network Tuesday, May 12.
Huddle Up: Taylor appeared in eight games last season but didn't make a single start. He totaled 1,575 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns across 43 starts for the Buffalo Bills from 2015-17, and his rushing abilities provide a high fantasy floor of production. He'll be drafted as a mid-range QB2, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him finish as a low-end QB1 if able to hold off rookie Justin Herbert all season.
Posted: 4/30/2020 4:53 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn continues to emphasize confidence in veteran QB Tyrod Taylor, who is expected to earn the QB1 job for the Chargers to start the season. How long Taylor holds onto the starting role will largely be determined by the development of rookie QB Justin Herbert, a first-round selection.
Huddle Up: Taylor shouldn't be considered during your fantasy drafts this year. While he's had moments during his career, he is simply keeping the seat warm until Herbert earns the starting job. Herbert's best value is in dynasty formats.
Posted: 4/20/2020 7:16 pm UTC
Los Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor is not considered a bridge quarterback by head coach Anthony Lynn, and Lynn believes Taylor can be a good NFL starting quarterback.
Huddle Up: The Chargers probably will select a quarterback at some point during the 2020 NFL Draft, but Taylor appears to be the leading candidate for the starting job. He could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in leagues but is not a starting option.
Posted: 4/16/2020 3:15 pm UTC
With veteran QB Tyrod Taylor expected to be the Los Angeles Chargers QB1 entering the season, he may need to rely more on TE Hunter Henry according to Jeff Miller, of the LA Times, as he adjusts to being a starting quarterback again. Taylor has been a backup for the most part the past two seasons, throwing just seven passes in the regular season dating back to Week 4 of 2018. Henry missed four games with injury last season, but still had 55 receptions for 652 yards and five touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Henry has high-end TE1 talent, but also carries major risk in the injury department. He has yet to play a full 16-game season in his career. Taylor should only be considered as a backup option in deeper leagues.
Posted: 4/01/2020 9:37 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor is considered the leading candidate for the starting quarterback job but a final decision has not been made, according to head coach Anthony Lynn.
Huddle Up: Taylor has played well in the past when he has been a starter but may have to compete with a rookie quarterback during training camp for the Chargers quarterback job. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.
Posted: 3/18/2020 6:10 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor is in line to be the starting quarterback for the Chargers next season since the team is not expected to sign or acquire a veteran quarterback this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Chargers probably will draft a quarterback this offseason, but Taylor may open the season as a starter. Taylor has had some success during his career and would have some fantasy value because of his ability to run. Fantasy players could consider him a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback.
Posted: 2/13/2020 9:32 pm UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor could earn the starting spot for the 2020 season, according to head coach Anthony Lynn Thursday, Feb. 13. '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.'
Huddle Up: Lynn credited Taylor's ability to take care of the football as a strong point in his game. Taylor will turn 31 years old ahead of the 2020 season and has 54 career touchdown passes against 20 interceptions through 46 starts and 70 total appearances. He rushed for at least 427 yards in each of his three seasons as a starter for the Buffalo Bills and can certainly be a reliable QB1 in fantasy due to his safe floor of production as a result of his contributions on the ground.
Posted: 2/12/2020 3:07 am UTC
Los Angeles Chargers QBs Tyrod Taylor and Easton Stick remain on the roster after the team and Philip Rivers decided to mutually part ways Monday, Feb. 10. To that end, general manager Tom Telesco told AM570 LA Sports on Tuesday, Feb. 11, that he likes 'our internal options' when asked about replacing Rivers.
Posted: 3/14/2019 3:30 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor received a two-year, $11 million deal with $6 million guaranteed the first year.
Posted: 3/13/2019 4:55 pm UTC
Cleveland Browns impending free-agent QB Tyrod Taylor agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers Wednesday, March 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.