The Los Angeles Chargers were poised to ride with Tyrod Taylor early in the 2020 season until he went down with an injury and had his lung punctured by the team doctor.
Justin Herbert stepped in, and wound up setting rookie records at the quarterback position.
If the Broncos have interest in Taylor again — they have multiple times in the past — he would have an opportunity to potentially stick it to the Chargers a couple of times in the 2021 season.
Taylor is an established veteran in this league but frankly, he hasn’t played much since his final season with the Buffalo Bills in 2017.
He was the starter for Cleveland for a bit before being replaced by top draft pick Baker Mayfield. He was Philip Rivers’ backup before the Chargers drafted Justin Herbert and he lost his job there as well.
It’s not hyperbole to say Taylor has not had the greatest of situations since he left Buffalo. He has been put in some really tough spots but the Denver Broncos could provide him the opportunity to really rebound.
The Denver Broncos might not be done pursuing free agent cornerbacks after the signing of Ronald Darby. Who could they be looking at?
At 31 years of age, Taylor has proven he is capable of being efficient with the football, making plays with his legs, and running an offense well. The Broncos wouldn’t ask much more of him and bringing him in might even signify the team’s plan to select a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft.