Bolts Not Expected To Acquire Veteran QB

Finishing as the Tom Brady silver or bronze medalists — depending on how close the Patriots came in that pursuit — the Chargers may be moving in a different direction. It may have been Brady-or-bust regarding Los Angeles’ interest in adding a veteran quarterback.

The Bolts are not expected to sign or trade for a veteran quarterback, Ian Rapoport of tweets. As of now, they are moving forward with Tyrod Taylor.

This points to the team being prepared to use its No. 6 overall pick on a quarterback or trade up for one. The Chargers have not selected a first-round quarterback since Eli Manning 16 years ago. The team announced early in the offseason it was moving on from 38-year-old Philip Rivers, its starter since 2006. That leaves Taylor, whom the Bolts signed last offseason.

Taylor being a bridge passer would not be a new role for the veteran. The 30-year-old quarterback served in this role with the Browns in 2018, coming over in a trade prior to Cleveland’s Baker Mayfield pick. The Chargers have been linked to Justin Herbert at No. 6, and Utah State’s Jordan Love could factor into this equation. Teams’ quarterback pursuits will be more difficult to pin down. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL banned pre-draft visits this year.

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  1. jeremy

    run with taylor, draft a QB and fill all the holes they have on the team

    • levi7103

      I think they are being smart because I think the qbs in the draft could help them a lot more then the veteran qbs

    • IBackTheNats6

      Probably not tbh, and a 1 year would only be possible if he’s released

    • mikey

      Taylor is a solid qb. Hasn’t had a bad season yet when he’s played. Not spectacular, with only the one probowl. But he’s cheaper than the options that are out there, and arguably not that much worse

      • He’s definitely not going to win you any games on his own, though. If the Chargers run with him as starter, they’ll be one of the worst teams in the league. He won some games in Buffalo because of their running game and defense, not because of Taylor. He’s very limited in what he can do, mainly just short passes, occasionally chucking it deep, and scrambling. He can only run a very conservative offense.

    • Michael Chaney

      Not at all. I’m a Browns fan, and Taylor is a solid quarterback. He’s shown he can limit mistakes and win games, and the only things keeping him from doing the same were Baker emerging and the fact that his offense was run by Hue Jackson and Todd Haley.

      You could do a lot worse for a starting QB than him. Flacco, on the other hand, is toast.

      • Michael Chaney

        The only things keeping him from doing the same in Cleveland, I should say

    • jeb39999

      Explain the signings of Joseph and Harris if they plan to tank? I would agree they should tank, but why spend money on aging vets who can still play?

      • srsjsn

        There is a cap floor also. You have to spend some money. Not sure if thats why but could be one of the reasons.

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