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LA Chargers: Five weakest positions of the Chargers depth chart

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes while Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass and Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers blocks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. The Seattle Seahawks won 23-15. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Bradley McDougald #30 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes while Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers drops back to pass and Dan Feeney #66 of the Los Angeles Chargers blocks during a preseason NFL football game at Dignity Health Sports Park on August 24, 2019 in Carson, California. The Seattle Seahawks won 23-15. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
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Weakest areas of the LA Chargers depth chart: #4 Quarterback

If you are a frequent reader here at Bolt Beat then you know I personally am not overly excited about Tyrod Taylor being the starting quarterback. Taylor is a solid quarterback, he is not bad, it just feels like the Chargers won’t reach their potential ceiling with this roster with Taylor under center.

The time is running out as well with so many free agents after this season. I would just hate for the team to lose some of its marquee players after another underperforming season.

Don’t get me wrong: I genuinely hope that Taylor proves me wrong. I absolutely think he is good enough for the Bolts to be a playoff team, but I see the ceiling of the 2020 season with Taylor being 9-7 and maybe one playoff win.

Regardless of how you feel about him, some things are true. First, he opens the door for the team to play a style of offense it arguably has never played with a mobile quarterback. Second, Taylor turns the ball over far less frequently than Philip Rivers, which was the team’s Achilles Heel last year.

Even if you view the quarterback situation in a much more positive light than I personally do, it is hard to deny its place in the bottom five of the Chargers depth chart. That does not mean it is necessarily bad, but it just does not stand out like other areas of the depth chart.

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