In the event that there was any trace of uncertainty about the quarterback position, Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn eliminated it Wednesday morning.
“Tyrod Taylor is our starter right now,” Lynn said. “Until someone steps up and shows that they can run this team, that’s [how] we’re going into it.”
That “someone” is Justin Herbert, drafted 6th overall out of Oregon prior this year. The Chargers have praised Herbert’s development all through training camp yet had consistently moved toward giving him an opportunity to create while Taylor at first took over as the beginning quarterback.
The restricted offseason program and the elimination of preseason games as a result of the Covid pandemic just made it almost certain that Herbert, 22, would sit for the beginning of the season.
Taylor, 31, began 43 games for the Buffalo Bills from 2015 to 2017, throwing for 8,857 yards with 51 touchdowns and 16 interceptions while likewise running for 1,575 yards. Taylor may be a superior deep-ball hurler than previous Chargers starter Philip Rivers now in their respective careers and will carry greater flexibility with his capacity to make plays off script. However, Taylor hasn’t began a NFL game since Week 3 of the 2018 season.