Tyrod Taylor 'in driver seat' to start for Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to start, per head coach Anthony Lynn.

What It Means:

"He’s in the driver's seat, but nothing is finalized," Lynn said. The Chargers reportedly are not expected to sign or trade for a veteran quarterback, so Taylor's current competition only consists of 2019 fifth-round pick Easton Stick, who didn't see the field as a rookie. Taylor also barely played last season, but while playing under Lynn for the Buffalo Bills from 2015-17, he averaged 201.3 passing yards and 35.8 rushing yards a game with 65 touchdowns (51 passing, 14 rushing) and 16 interceptions. The Chargers are still widely expected to select a quarterback in the first round of the draft.

Taylor was the QB10 (2015), QB8 (2016), and QB21 (2017) in terms of FanDuel points per game during the aforementioned three-year stretch. He performed either at or above league average in numberFire's adjusted passing metric each of those three seasons.