The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms on a two-year contract with QB Tyrod Taylor, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Taylor has appeared in 62 games with 46 starts. The 2011 sixth-round selection by the Baltimore Ravens has passed for 9,529 yards with 53 touchdowns to 20 interceptions while completing 61.6 percent of his passes. On top of his passing, Taylor has rushed for 1,836 yards for 16 touchdowns while sporting a 5.6 yards-per-carry average.
The Virginia native earned his first Pro Bowl nod for his play during the 2015 season with the Buffalo Bills. Taylor threw for 20 touchdowns to only six interceptions while passing for 3,035 yards and sporting a career-best 99.4 passer rating. Taylor also added 568 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns.
Taylor made his first starts in 2015 with Buffalo while Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn was the Running Backs/Assistant Head Coach for the Bills. Lynn took over as the offensive coordinator for the final 14 games of 2016 (including as the interim head coach for the season finale). With Lynn running the offense, Taylor threw for 2,615 yards and 14 touchdowns with five interceptions while also posting five games with a passer rating of a 100 or greater. He added six rushing touchdowns and 544 yards on 88 attempts (6.2 avg.).
Taylor’s 20 combined touchdowns over that stretch tied for an NFL high in 2016 among quarterbacks. In his first four starts with Lynn as offensive coordinator, Taylor led the Buffalo offense to score 124 points en route to four-straight wins. He threw for 668 yards and five touchdowns over those four games while rushing for another.
The pair combined in their final game together in Buffalo to lead the Bills offense to a team-record 589 yards of offense, including Taylor throwing for 329 yards and three touchdowns, the first such performances of his career.
Taylor spent the 2018 season with the Cleveland Browns, where he appeared in four games, making three starts.
AGREED TO TERMS
Player Pos. Exp. College
Tyrod Taylor QB 9 Virginia Tech