(CBSLA)– The Philip Rivers era is over for the Chargers franchise, and the Tyrod Taylor era is about to start.

On Tuesday, Rivers signed a one year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, and on Wednesday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Taylor will be the man under center for the Chargers in 2020.

Taylor was the backup for the Chargers last season and signed a two-year, $11 million deal with Los Angeles on March 13, 2019. The 30-year-old quarterback replaced Rivers in a Week 14 game last season against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in which he threw a touchdown pass to tight end Virgil Green.

The 2011 sixth-round pick played for the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns before coming to Los Angeles. Taylor won a Super Bowl with the Ravens when he was Joe Flacco’s backup during the 2012-2013 season.

The Chargers quarterback made the Pro Bowl in 2015 while with the Bills. Taylor’s career record as a starter in the NFL is 23-21-1, and his best season came in 2015, when he threw for 20 touchdown passes and over 3000 yards.

Los Angeles went 5-11 in 2019, and Taylor will have big shoes to fill in replacing the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards in Rivers.

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  1. Taylor, as the starting Chargers QB, will not sell seats in that new stadium.

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