LA Chargers: Why Tyrod Taylor is the worst quarterback in the AFC West
By Jason Reed
LA Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is not as talented as his division counterparts.
The best quarterback in the NFL resides in the AFC West. Patrick Mahomes is undoubtedly the best quarterback in the NFL and his contract proves that, as the Chiefs just signed Mahomes to a 10-year extension that can be worth up to $503 million.
Nobody in the AFC West comes close to Mahomes, as there are not many quarterbacks in the entire league that are even on the same level. However, Mahomes’ extension has sparked a fun discussion on who the second-best quarterback in the division is.
Scott Rogust of FanSided broke down the debate between Derek Carr and Drew Lock being the second-best quarterback in the division, completely leaving out Tyrod Taylor.
Rogust wrote that the LA Chargers rank last at the position because of uncertainty between Taylor and Herbert, but with Taylor likely starting, I think it is safe to say that the Chargers still rank last.
This is something that Bolt Beat contributor, and noted Tyrod Taylor supporter (and Isaiah Simmons stan), Alex Insdorf seemed to take exception with.
— Alex Insdorf (@alexlancedorf) July 10, 2020
While our natural inclination as fans is to be optimistic about the teams we support, I just cannot buy into Tyrod Taylor as much as some fans, including Alex, have. In my eyes, there is no question that is he is the worst quarterback in the division.
This is not to say that Taylor is a bad quarterback, because he is not. He is simply a serviceable game-manager, which is not nearly enough to be considered as the second, or even third, best quarterback in the division.
Here are my primary reasons for this school of thought.