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For the first time since Philip Rivers took over for Drew Brees in 2006, the Los Angeles Chargers will have a new Week 1 starting quarterback in 2020.

Rivers has moved on to the Indianapolis Colts, and the Chargers currently only have two quarterbacks on their roster — veteran Tyrod Taylor and 2019 fifth-round draft pick Easton Stick.

Will either of them take control and win the job? Or will the Chargers turn to the 2020 NFL Draft or free agent market to fill the role?

Here’s who the oddsmakers at BetOnline like to be the Chargers Week 1 starting quarterback in 2020.

Odds courtesy of BetOnline.ag as of March 23, 2020.

Jameis Winston (+700)

Winston was the No. 1 casualty of Tom Brady’s decision to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He may have to spend a year or two as a backup, but at only 26-years-old, the former No. 1 overall pick still has a lot of upside and could very well still develop into the franchise quarterback the Bucs expected him to be — in the right situation.

Winston would fit well with the Chargers if they opt to not use their first round pick on a quarterback.

Justin Herbert (+500)

Herbert has been linked to the Chargers all offseason. The former Oregon quarterback has wowed scouts and coaches with his physical ability during the pre-draft process, and could actually come off the board before the Chargers pick at No. 6. If he is there, though, the Chargers will be hard-pressed to pass on him.

If Herbert does indeed land with the powder blue and gold, he likely will need additional time before he’s ready to be a NFL starter.

Tyrod Taylor (-400)

Taylor is the heavy favorite to open the 2020 season as the Chargers starter after having backed up Rivers in 2019. And if we’re being completely honest, the former Virginia Tech standout is a far better fit for what the Chargers do offensively than Rivers ever was.

The Chargers will likely take a quarterback early in the draft, meaning Taylor would be a bridge option (something he is very familiar with). Nonetheless, the 30-year-old signal caller will likely be the Chargers Week 1 starter in 2020.

Others:

  • Andy Dalton (+1200)
  • Tua Tagovailoa (+1600)
  • Jordan Love (+2000)
  • Jake Fromm (+4000)
  • Colin Kaepernick (+10000)

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