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Chargers depth could provide draft pick trade options

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers #17 walk out onto the field for the game against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Wide receiver Geremy Davis #11 of the Los Angeles Chargers and quarterback Philip Rivers #17 walk out onto the field for the game against the Arizona Cardinals at StubHub Center on November 25, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 20: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game against the New York Jets at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor

This would be unexpected from the Chargers, and not a personal favorite idea. However, it’s difficult to not once again ask the question many fans asked when the team signed him back in free agency: Do they really need him?

Other than Scott, Tyrod Taylor may be the most discussed standout from training camp thus far. Having any kind of capable talent behind Philip Rivers has not been necessary for a decade and a half, but there is something comforting about having a player who led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs behind No. 17. His unfamiliarity with the offense would make it difficult for the Chargers to outright win a Super Bowl, but backed by a dominant defense, Taylor could make a playoff push in the absence of Rivers.

Or, he could help another team make their own playoff push. Taylor will have the opportunity to work with some of the best offensive talent in the NFL, and could very well shine throughout the preseason with Rivers likely sitting out most drives. His two-year, 11 million dollar contract is a bit rich for a reserve player, but a steal for any team who wants to keep the offense and their playoffs hopes afloat.

It’s not a move any would expect Telesco to make, but for the sake of acquiring a mid-round selection, it may be worth considering. Besides, who is betting against Rivers missing a game this year anyway?

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