LA Chargers: Ranking Tyrod Taylor and all 32 starting quarterbacks

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(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

Where does LA Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor rank on Bolt Beat’s composite quarterback rankings?

There has been a lot of debate about Tyrod Taylor being the starting quarterback of the LA Chargers and the staff here at Bolt Beat decided to help end that debate and find just where Taylor ranks among his peers.

To do so, six writers on the Bolt Beat staff — Faustino Felix, Devon Auriemma, Tyler Gallagher, Alex Insdorf, Steven Haglund and myself — ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks based on 2020 talent. We took the average position of each quarterback on all six lists to make our composite, 2020 quarterbacks ranking.

This is not a list of “who would you build your franchise around,” it is simply a list of the quarterbacks in 2020 by the pure talent in the 2020 season alone.

32. Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago Bears

  • Average ranking: 31.67
  • Highest ranking: 31

Mitchell Trubisky is either the worst starting quarterback or the second-worst starting quarterback, depending on who you ask on the Bolt Beat staff. He has been the main thing holding the Chicago Bears back and might lose his job to Nick Foles, who probably would rank higher on this list.

31. Gardner Minshew, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Average ranking: 29.17
  • Highest ranking: 27

Speaking of Nick Foles, coming in right ahead of Trubisky is the guy that stole his job, Gardner Minshew. Minshew Mania took the league by storm last season and he showed some great flashes but he has to show more overall ability to be ranked higher on this list.

Minshew is someone who will always stay employed as at least a backup because of his basic abilities. He could shoot high up this list if he develops more to his game.

30. Dwayne Haskins, Washington Football Team

  • Average ranking: 29.17
  • Highest ranking: 25

This is our first of several ties and in every instance, the tie goes to the quarterback who had the higher ranking, in this case being Haskins. Haskins found himself below Minshew in most rankings but that 25 given out by Faustino really raised his average.

Haskins is a raw quarterback who will be in a position battle in Washington. It will be interesting to see the steps he takes in year two.

29. Daniel Jones, New York Giants

  • Average ranking: 29
  • Highest ranking: 25

Daniel Jones is another second-year quarterback who did not look that great in his rookie year and is going to have to make strides in year two before the Trubisky comparison starts. Out of the bottom four quarterbacks in the league, three are quarterbacks heading into year two.

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