(CBSLA)– The Philip Rivers era is over for the Chargers franchise and it looks like it is about to be the start of the Tyrod Taylor era.
On Tuesday, Rivers signed a one year deal with the Indianapolis Colts and on Wednesday NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Taylor will be the man under center for the Chargers in 2020.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020
Taylor was the backup for the Chargers last season and signed a two year, $11 million deal with Los Angeles on March 13, 2019. The 30-year-old quarterback replaced Rivers in a Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last season where he threw a touchdown pass to tight end Virgil Green.
The 2011 6th round pick played for the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns before coming to Los Angeles. Taylor won a Super Bowl with the Ravens when he was Joe Flacco’s backup during the 2012-2013 season.
The Chargers quarterback made the Pro Bowl in 2015 when he was with the Bills. Taylor career record as a starter in the NFL is 23-21-1 and his best season came in 2015 when he threw 20 touchdown passes and over 3000 yards.
Los Angeles went 5-11 in 2019 and Taylor will have big shoes to fill in replacing the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards in Rivers.