Los Angeles Chargers: 5 burning questions on offense

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1. How long will Tyrod Taylor start?

Earlier in the offseason, head coach Anthony Lynn essentially stated that veteran Tyrod Taylor would be the Chargers starting quarterback to open up the season. Taylor will turn 31 in August and this will be the first time that he’s getting a chance at being a starter since 2018.

Keep in mind that Taylor is merely a short-term solution to the quarterback position. When Philip Rivers left in free agency to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, promoting Taylor to starting quarterback made sense for two reasons. First, he already knew the offense and had at least some level of chemistry with the coaching staff, as well as his receivers. Second, he is the best option that the Chargers currently have, despite having rookie Justin Herbert on the roster.

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Speaking of Herbert, the conversation will eventually shift to when Herbert will start in 2020? So how long will Taylor start? He’ll need to play at a high level each week to hold off the sixth overall pick. Taylor will need to show that he can carry the Chargers and not just be a game manager who knows who to utilize the talent around him. In other words, Taylor will need to play the best football of his career to continue holding down the starting gig.