It appears the Los Angeles Chargers will roll with their veteran instead of their top rookie at quarterback.
"He'll probably be our Day 1 starter," Lynn said, according to Jason Hirschhorn of Sports Illustrated.
With only virtual offseason workouts available and no preseason games, Taylor was widely expected to have the starting advantage over the relatively raw former Oregon standout.
Taylor last replaced a highly drafted rookie in 2018 when he started for Baker Mayfield, the top pick from that year's draft, in the first three games of the Cleveland Browns' campaign.
In March, the one-time Pro Bowler said he expected the Chargers to "turn a lot of heads" if he earned the starting gig.
Taylor made his name in three seasons as the Buffalo Bills' starter. He completed 62.6% of his passes for 8,857 yards and 51 touchdowns against 16 interceptions through 44 games (43 starts).