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LA Chargers: 5 best free agency fits for Tyrod Taylor

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 06: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Tyrod Taylor is a free agent and it would not be shocking to see the veteran quarterback move on from the LA Chargers. The NFL is a business and with the Chargers needing to be careful with how they spend their cap space, Taylor likely will get better offers elsewhere in the offseason.

Although it led to Justin Herbert starting and having the best rookie season by a quarterback in NFL history, Taylor was dealt a crummy hand with the LA Chargers. After backing up Philip Rivers, Taylor was going to get a chance to start in 2020 before a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung.

If Taylor leaves then the LA Chargers will probably have to find a new backup quarterback, as Easton Stick is not the best option to be the QB2. Today, we are just focusing on the potential new landing spots for the former Pro Bowler.

Best fits for LA Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor: 5. Tennessee Titans

There are plenty of teams that could use a quality, veteran backup quarterback. That made the decision between the Titans and other potential no. 5 teams a bit difficult. However, as a playoff team, the edge goes to the Titans.

Ryan Tannehill has been phenomenal since taking over the starting job in Tennessee. While Derrick Henry certainly helps Tannehill, it is not a situation where any quarterback can simply take over in the case of an injury and be good.

Logan Woodside and DeShone Kizer are the backups in the quarterback room — not necessarily the greatest depth at the position. Taylor, however, would provide great and reliable depth behind Tannehill.

The Titans would mostly need a backup QB that they know will not turn the ball over, which is Taylor. He may not be the biggest difference-maker under center, but he is not someone who will lose you the game and could operate in the Titans offense with Henry without any game-costing mistakes.

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