LA Chargers depth chart, QB2: Justin Herbert
The rookie is going to be the traditional backup quarterback for the LA Chargers in 2020. While it might be a very slim possibility that Herbert is the third-string just to protect him, he will more than likely be the next man up if anything were to happen to Taylor.
Some fans might not love the idea of drafting Herbert so early in the draft only to sit him for a season but it is the right move, especially because we do not know if the offensive line is going to make the expected improvements with the new additions.
The one way to ruin the progression of a young quarterback and ensure that they do not hit their ceiling is by putting them behind a bad offensive line. Yes, the Chargers made a talent improvement, but it still has the potential to be a bad offensive line.
Plus, the results have been obvious almost every single season. You have guys like Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo who sat for a year (or multiple) and it proved beneficial. Then you have guys like Josh Rosen, who was a high first-round pick just two years ago and is already a backup in the NFL.
My biggest concern with not starting Herbert was the team potentially having a disappointing year in 2020 and then losing the key free agents because of it. But with Joey Bosa already signed, that concern is not as prevalent.