Tyrod Taylor

LA Chargers: 3 Bold predictions for Tyrod Taylor in 2020

CARSON, CA - AUGUST 24: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers avoids the Seattle Seahawks 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: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers avoids the Seattle Seahawks 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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Tyrod Taylor Bold Prediction Number Three: He will be a Pro Bowler

This is likely the boldest take you’ll see here, but I don’t think it’s totally out of the question. The expectations for Taylor are all over the map. Clearly, I believe he is going to surprise a lot of people and have a special year.

Ultimately, I think the lack of a true offseason plays to Taylor’s advantage, in terms of holding off the team’s top pick, Justin Herbert. This coaching staff is going to have a big sense of urgency to win now this, and I think they’ll view Taylor as the best chance to make the playoffs in 2020.

Now, I know the Pro Bowl isn’t what it once was, especially since a lot of the league’s top tier players tend to opt out of playing in the game. So maybe this isn’t that bold of a prediction, but I think he has a good chance of at least getting voted in as an alternate.

Everyone loves an underdog and I don’t think people around the country are expecting much from Taylor, he is fully under the radar and I think that could play towards a strong storyline that could lead to a swing in the opposite direction.

If he has the kind of season that I have laid out in the previous slides, something like: 3,500+ passing yards, 23 passing touchdowns (a slight increase from what he usually did in Buffalo), plus 550-ish yards, and eight touchdowns on the ground; and the team does make a playoff push, he should have a good chance of getting the necessary votes.

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Either way, this offense is going to be different in every way than what we are used to seeing out of the LA Chargers under Rivers, and I for one am excited about those possibilities.

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