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Report: Chargers won’t make move for veteran QB

Tyrod Taylor sits atop the Chargers quarterback depth chart heading into the NFL draft.

Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 08, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers won’t go after veteran Cam Newton or any other veteran quarterback this offseason, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. At this point, that leaves backup Tyrod Taylor at the top of the depth chart.

Taylor has shown ability in the past, especially as the Bills starting quarterback, but is still a good backup at best. The Chargers do have the No. 6 overall pick in the draft and have been linked to Justin Herbert in multiple mock drafts. The odds look good that they will go ahead and grab a quarterback with their first pick.

Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert are the top three quarterbacks in the draft as a general consensus and there are two teams ahead of the Chargers who will draft a quarterback with their first pick. Tagovailoa and Burrow are the prizes in the draft though, and if the Chargers could trade ahead of the Dolphins, they could make a big splash. Of course, the Dolphins have much more draft capital to play around with.

There is a decent chance that we see Taylor get the start come Week 1 while the Chargers rebuild with their rookie quarterback, whoever that may be.