3. Tyrod Taylor
Anthony Lynn has confirmed that Tyrod Taylor will “probably” be the LA Chargers’ starting quarterback in Week 1. While the team drafted Justin Herbert and wanted to make it seem like it was a competition all along, it really wasn’t.
Lynn has admitted that he is bullish on Taylor before and all signs were pointing to Taylor starting the season as the starting quarterback, giving Justin Herbert (if all goes as planned) a year to learn and adapt to the NFL lifestyle.
With no preseason this is virtually a lock. However, there was a reality in which the preseason games opened the door for Herbert to be the starting quarterback in 2020 as there is nothing that beats true game film.
There are two things that could have happened in the preseason games that would have led to Herbert getting the job. First would be Taylor playing absolutely terrible and proving that he is not a good fit for the offense around him.
Second would have been if Herbert had an absolutely stellar preseason, similar to Dak Prescott when he won the Dallas Cowboys job, and forced the Chargers’ hand to go with the better option if they believed he was ready.
That will not happen now. Taylor will be good enough in practice to hold the job, and barring injury to Taylor, Herbert will be starting the 2020 season on the bench.
Whether or not that is a good thing is completely subjective.