Anthony Lynn says Tyrod Taylor is still Chargers’ starting QB
The Los Angeles Chargers used their first round pick on quarterback Justin Herbert, but he’s still going to have to wrestle the starting job away from his veteran competition.
Coach Anthony Lynn said Tyrod Taylor will enter camp as the team’s starting quarterback, and that Taylor has “earned that right” initially.
“We’re going into this thing: Day 1, Tyrod Taylor’s going to be starting it off,” Lynn said, via Albert Breer of The MMQB. “He’s earned that right. His teammates respect the hell out of him, he’s a leader on this football team. Our young quarterback’s gonna learn a lot from Tyrod Taylor. Tyrod Taylor’s one of the most respected players on our team, and he doesn’t say a whole lot either.
“[But] it’s a competition, bro. There’s a competition at every position, not just this one. I can’t just say Tyrod’s gonna be the starting quarterback for the whole year if this young man goes in there and wins the job.”
This is fairly standard operating procedure for a young quarterback. Herbert has to take the job away from Taylor, and it’s possible that will happen. Lynn has said all along that it’s possible for someone to take the job away from Taylor, and the Chargers didn’t spend a top ten pick on Herbert for him to sit on the bench forever.