Chargers News: Starting Tyrod Taylor called a risky move

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Recent Chargers news has been about their quarterback heading into the 2020 season, as starting Tyrod Taylor could be a risk.

While we wait for the NFL season to get going, recent Chargers news has been about their quarterback situation.

This offseason, the Chargers made the big decision to move on from Philip Rivers, who was their franchise quarterback for over a decade. Now, the Chargers have Tyrod Taylor as the likely starting quarterback, which was an interesting decision to make.

While Taylor has been a serviceable starting quarterback in the NFL, we haven’t seen a lot of upside from Taylor with the Bills and Browns. However, he will have some great weapons around him in Los Angeles with a chance to succeed.

Recently, Bleacher Report named the riskiest move for each franchise, and they named the Chargers starting Taylor as their quarterback as that move.

In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Chargers did take the quarterback that they hope will be their next Rivers. With the six overall pick, the Chargers selected Justin Herbert from Oregon.

While Herbert had a solid college career, him being ready to start in Week 1 seemed unlikely. Add in the limitations that teams have and might have due to the coronavirus, Herbert could be a bit behind in his early development because of the situation.

However, by starting Taylor, the Chargers are taking a risk. With a good amount of talent around him and on the other side of the ball, the Chargers have a pretty good looking team. If Taylor is unable to take a step forward or properly manage games for the Chargers, fans will be looking to see Herbert potentially sooner than he should be in there.

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The Chargers elected to pass up on some more proven veteran quarterbacks in favor of a guy they like in Taylor. That might end up being the right move, but for now, it is a bit of a risky one.