For the first time in more than a decade, the Chargers will not have Philip Rivers as their starting quarterback. Instead, the team will hand the keys to the offense over to another veteran with ample experience - and we're not talking about Tom Brady.
Los Angeles had interest in Brady this offseason, but Tampa Bay ended up winning the sweepstakes for the six-time Super Bowl champion. Since there aren't many options left on the market, the front office is putting its faith in a player that was on the roster last season.
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, the Chargers are moving forward with Tyrod Taylor as their starter for 2020. Clearly he's earned the trust of head coach Anthony Lynn in his short time there.
Taylor is still only 30 years old and has proven that he can lead a team to the postseason. He led the Buffalo Bills to the playoffs back in 2017.
Even though Taylor might not be the most appealing name for the fan base in Los Angeles, he'll likely serve as a bridge quarterback for the next face of the franchise.
The Chargers own the No. 6 overall pick and could select a quarterback at that spot. Jordan Love and Justin Herbert are two potential options if they choose to draft a quarterback in the first round.
It'll be interesting to see how Los Angeles performs with Taylor under center in 2020.