By Gavino Borquez
The numbers are in on newly acquired quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s deal with the Chargers.
Los Angeles is signing Taylor to a two-year contract. The deal is worth $11 million, and he will receive $6 million guaranteed in the first year, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Taylor’s deal is a bit heftier than most people would’ve expected to pay for a backup quarterback. But the Bolts are receiving a proven player that will provide a reliable signal caller in case Philip Rivers were to go down.
The Chargers decision to sign Taylor to a two-year deal is great because it basically means that the team won’t be reaching for a quarterback in this year’s class, which is a bit weak compared to others.
Along with that, they could use him as a good trade option at the end of the 2019 season, if the team opts to go down that route.
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