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The quarterback had been linked with the Miami Dolphins to doubtlessly change Ryan Tannehill as the team’s starter in 2019, per Mike Florio of Professional Soccer Talk. Nonetheless, he as an different chose to be a backup slack Philip Rivers.
The 29-twelve months-old had an enthralling 2018 season in Cleveland.
He opened the campaign as the team’s starter but suffered a concussion in Week Three against the Fresh York Jets. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield promptly led a 2d-1/2 comeback and became once promoted to starter going ahead, leaving Taylor in a backup feature the comfort of the season.
Taylor became once stable if unspectacular as the team’s starter, throwing for 473 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while finishing gleaming forty nine.4 % of his passes. He also rushed for one hundred twenty 5 yards and a ranking.
His mobility became once a plus for the Browns, adding but another dimension to the offense, though the offense moved worthy more fluidly once Mayfield took the helm.
His struggles confirmed that at this level in his occupation, Taylor is perhaps most effective served as a backup. Whereas he hasn’t been terrible a starter in stints with the Buffalo Funds and Browns over the last four seasons, he’s by no system thrown for more than Three,one hundred yards in a season or more than 20 touchdowns. He’s also executed gleaming sixty one.6 % of his passes over his occupation.
This makes him an supreme match for the Chargers, a team with Gargantuan Bowl aspirations and a confirmed quarterback in Rivers, but cramped within the system of depth. Geno Smith served as the team’s backup all the blueprint in which thru the 2018 season.
Taylor reunites with head coach Anthony Lynn, who became once his offensive coordinator in 2016, and affords a security compile in case the relaxation occurs to Rivers.