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Chargers head coach walks back Tyrod Taylor starting rumors with Justin Herbert declaration

Tyrod Taylor, Justin Herbert, Chargers

Anthony Lynn made it pretty clear who the Los Angeles Chargers will start at quarterback in Week 1 of the 2020 season. While Lynn is confident in Tyrod Taylor holding the keys to the offense, the Chargers are going to do everything they can to make sure that rookie Justin Herbert is prepared to start at any moment.

During a conversation with the Los Angeles Times, Lynn spoke about the need for Herbert to be ready to suit up for the team this season:

“This young man has got to be ready to play,” Lynn said, via Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. “This is a year of a lot of uncertainty. Every player has got to prepare and be ready to start. . . .

“Him sitting out the whole year, that may not be the case.”

“We definitely can’t make up for the reps that we missed out on,” Lynn said. “What we can do is try to take advantage of every one of those suckers moving forward.”

Earlier this week, Lynn pointed out that the Chargers don’t have a definitive decision at quarterback yet. However, Lynn would go on to say that Taylor “will probably” be the team’s starter to begin the season.

Of course, Taylor has previous experience with Lynn when the two were together on the Buffalo Bills. On the other hand, Herbert has been unable to work much with his new teammates due to COVID-19.

There’s no doubt, seeing that he was the No. 6 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Chargers expect Herbert to be their franchise quarterback at some point. Despite leaning toward Taylor as the team’s starter, Lynn realizes that Herbert needs to be primed to start—if need be—in 2020.