Ranking Every Quarterback in 2020 – Number 10: Tyrod Taylor
Taylor is fine. He’s fine. He’s mostly proved to be a reliable backup, but isn’t someone a team should look to start all 16 regular season games. That’s probably why the Bolts felt comfortable taking Justin Herbert sixth overall in this year’s draft.
Herbert could be the Chargers signal caller by the time the two teams play their final game in week 17, but since Taylor is set to be the starter to begin the year – and most likely will still be in that role when KC heads to LA in week two – he’s the one we’re evaluating here.
Taylor is a good enough passer and can also make plays with his legs, rushing for 580 yards and six touchdowns in 2016 when he was the Bills starting quarterback. He’ll be serviceable enough to get the Chargers some wins, but eventually, they’re going to turn to Herbert because that’s what they drafted him for.
Even if Herbert was the starter, he’d be ranked low simply due to the unknown. He might be their future franchise quarterback, but right now, he’s just another top ten pick who has a lot to prove.