The Los Angeles Chargers have made several key signings already this offseason, none of which were at the quarterback position, giving Tyrod Taylor the job, for now.
The Los Angeles Chargers appeared to be in the running for Tom Brady until the very end when it was announced that Brady would be joining Bruce Arians with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After missing out on Brady, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team was not looking to add a veteran quarterback and is moving forward with Tyrod Taylor.
That changes the outlook completely of the NFL Draft. Not bringing in Brady almost solidifies that the team will select a quarterback in the draft and that the likely plan is to use Taylor as a bridge-gap quarterback to the rookie.
This might change which quarterback the Chargers are interested in as well as where they select them in the draft. It might not be with the sixth overall pick, as we all thought it would heading into the offseason.
The team also made some really smart signings in free agency that bolstered the roster and took away some key draft needs. The Chargers signed right tackle Bryan Bulaga, defensive tackle Linval Joseph and cornerback Chris Harris Jr. after already extending Austin Ekeler and franchise tagging Hunter Henry.
That too changes the complexion of the 2020 NFL Draft and with these new signings, the Chargers have scary good potential if they make the right selections in the draft.
Using Fanspeak’s On the Clock Mock Draft Simulator, we conducted a full seven-round mock draft with Tyrod Taylor, and the rest of the team’s needs, in mind.