Hampton native Tyrod Taylor named Chargers' starting quarterback

Tyrod Taylor
Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 15:07:30-04

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Los Angeles Chargers have named Tyrod Taylor the starting quarterback for the 2020 season.

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn announced the news on Wednesday. Taylor beat out rookie Justin Herbert, who was selected No. 6 overall in this year's draft, for the spot.

During his nine-year NFL career, Taylor has 70 touchdowns (54 passing) and 20 interceptions. Last season, his first with L.A., Taylor played in eight games - throwing just six passes.

Taylor was the Buffalo Bills' starter from 2015-17 and named to the Pro Bowl once during that three-year span. He started three games for the Cleveland Browns in 2018 and has 46 career starts.

The Chargers open the season at Cincinnati when they face the Bengals on September 13.