COSTA MESA, Calif. — In his initial remarks since the Los Angeles Chargers announced a mutual parting of ways with longtime quarterback Philip Rivers, head mentor Anthony Lynn said Tyrod Taylor, last year’s backup, could have an option to earn the setting up work in 2020.
Lynn a short while ago signed a a single-calendar year contract extension that places him with the Chargers by way of the 2021 year, according to a resource.
“Tyrod Taylor is a heck of a quarterback,” Lynn advised AM 570 LA Sporting activities. “We could not have a much better backup correct now, and now he has an possibility to maybe stage up into a commencing job. I’ve had Tyrod in advance of [in Buffalo], and I know what this youthful gentleman brings to the table, in the passing recreation and the jogging sport.
“Just one of the items he does very effectively is consider care of the soccer. I consider just about every 12 months he is started out in this league he is been the No. 1 quarterback in getting treatment of the football. I imagine extra online games are lost than gained. So if we can just get care of the soccer and consider it away, we’ll be Okay.”
Rivers turned the ball about 23 instances all through past season’s 5-11 campaign. Using treatment of the football is a best precedence for Lynn. The Chargers concluded 2-9 in video games decided by one score in 2019.
Taylor signed a two-calendar year, $11 million deal past offseason and will make $5 million in full payment in 2020. The Chargers also have a different mobile quarterback, Easton Stick, a fifth-round choice from previous year’s draft.
In his final entire year as a starter, Taylor turned it above just 6 occasions in 2017, leading the Buffalo Costs to the postseason for the 1st time in 18 many years.
Taylor also helped the Expenses direct the league with 2,630 rushing yards in 2016 when Lynn was his offensive coordinator.
“There are some fellas that can get from the pocket, but when you glance all-around the league, most of these guys are cell quarterbacks that can transfer,” Lynn instructed 570 AM, when requested what style of quarterback he prefers. “All you have to do is watch high university football on Friday evenings. Significant school football informed me 10 yrs back the way the NFL was headed.
“So that’s just the world that we are in appropriate now — you can do much more things and be a lot more reducing edge [with a mobile quarterback]. But that man that can stand again there, decide up all these protections, toss the ball from the pocket and use the brief passing video game [instead of] his legs, you can nonetheless get with a classic pocket passer.”
Lynn also talked about the process of relocating on from Rivers immediately after 16 seasons as the deal with of the franchise.
“We seemed at a large amount of issues with Phil and exactly where he is at in his vocation,” Lynn claimed. “And Phil had a say-so in it as effectively. We agreed to break up. And we could not have performed it any classier or much better. My dialogue with Phil was one particular of the best I’ve had with him, I can tell you that.
“I am a significant fan of his. And if he decides to keep on to perform, I’m likely to root for that youthful person and Tiffany they are two special persons. But it was just time. It transpires. Brett Favre still left Inexperienced Bay. Joe Montana still left the 49ers. Peyton Manning left Indy. It comes about.”