Los Angeles Chargers: Quarterback named biggest red flag heading into draft

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Recently, Bleacher Report named the biggest red flag for each team. For the Los Angeles Chargers, it was the quarterback position.

For the first time in a long time, the Los Angeles Chargers will be heading into 2020 with a new quarterback under center.

Philip Rivers is now with the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chargers are currently left with Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback. While Taylor is a fine backup quarterback, he hasn’t had a ton of success as a starter in the NFL.

In his career, Taylor has totaled a 23-21-1 record, 54 passing touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. While the touchdown to interception ratio is a solid one for Taylor, the most passing yards per game he averaged in a season was 216. That type of number just won’t result in a lot of success in the long-term.

Recently, Bleacher Report named the biggest red flag for each team in a lengthy article. With Taylor as the starting quarterback for the Chargers, it was a pretty easy choice for what the red flag would be.

While Taylor might be the starting quarterback now, the Chargers will almost certainly be taking a quarterback with the sixth overall pick. With Joe Burrow likely to be the No.1 pick, the Chargers will have some interesting decisions to make.

The Miami Dolphins are currently in front of them in the draft with a need for a quarterback as well. The Chargers could let the Dolphins dictate which quarterback they get. In all likelihood, it would be Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert.

Or, the Chargers could be aggressive and try to trade up to 3rd to get their pick of the two. If the Chargers are really in love with one over the other, that would be a good course of action. Finding a franchise quarterback is not an easy thing to accomplish. They had one with Rivers for over a decade, and they will now be trying to replace him.

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While Taylor isn’t a bad quarterback, the Chargers would never win with him. As of now, the position is certainly a red flag for the franchise. However, it should be one that they can fix in the 2020 NFL Draft.