2. Tyrod Taylor
Tyrod Taylor does not have much to prove in the sense that he is competing for a job. It has been the biggest open secret all offseason that Taylor is going to be the starting quarterback for the Chargers in 2020 and that Justin Herbert would be getting a year to learn under Taylor’s wing before becoming a starter.
Anthony Lynn confirmed what most of us already assumed that Tyrod is going to be the day one starter for the Bolts. He did say that Herbert should be ready to start in the place of Taylor but it would take a massive meltdown or injury for Taylor to lose the job before the season even starts.
He still has something to prove in training camp, though. Part of that might be to his doubters that he will be great in this offense with better weapons than he ever has had before and part of that is to the coaching staff, who might look at him more as a game-manager than someone they can give complete control of the offense to.
It will be particularly interesting to see how Taylor performs in drills behind the offensive line if it is not holding up. While the Chargers did a good job of making sure the line was better than last year, there are still a lot of uncertainties and the line could easily fall apart.
Taylor has never had these weapons before but he has also never played behind a really bad offensive line. We will get out first taste of Taylor as the Chargers’ QB in camp and the coaching staff will learn just how much is possible with Taylor at the helm.