The Detroit Lions need to consider signing pending free agent Tyrod Taylor.
There is an obvious connection between the Detroit Lions and Tyrod Taylor, but over the past couple of weeks, the future of that connection is in serious jeopardy.
The Detroit Lions offensive coordinator called plays for Taylor in Buffalo with the Bills and eventually brought the veteran quarterback to Los Angeles to back up Philip Rivers and then Justin Herbert in 2019-2020.
In fact, Taylor had been expected to start in Los Angeles last season but inexplicably received a pain shot from a trainer to address soreness in his ribs but instead, the shot administered punctured his lung in Week Two of the 2020 season. Taylor did win his only start last season with the Chargers, but after being cleared from the fluke, injury mentored Herbert the rest of the way.
With Lynn having his play-calling duties stripped from him by head coach Dan Campbell in recent weeks leaves his future in doubt.
Taylor is currently serving as a bridge quarterback for the Houston Texans while the future of Deshaun Watson remains uncertain.
Over his career, Taylor has led his teams to a 26-24-1 record, but with how bad the Texans are this season, he will surely be under .500 for his career before the end of the season.
I feel that Taylor would be a massive upgrade to Boyle and Blough and someone who could push Goff this summer. I wouldn’t be opposed to seeing Taylor be the veteran quarterback who mentors the teams’ long-term solution at the position.
Taylor seems to understand his role and accept it, and being a backup is something I am not certain Goff would willingly accept, although his overall skill-set suggests otherwise.
The 32-year old signal-caller is finishing a one-year deal that pays him just over $5 million. Perhaps a two-year deal worth between $8-10 million wouldn’t be unreasonable.