Why Tyrod Taylor missed Week 2 start for Chargers
The reason why Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed Week 2 against the Chiefs has been revealed. He apparently suffered a reaction from an injection he was administered before the game to reduce the pain of his rib injury, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
#Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor missed Sunday’s game because he experienced complications from a pregame injection that was administered to address a rib injury, per me and @MikeGarafolo. His status for this Sunday is not yet clear. But that’s why Justin Herbert was called upon.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2020
Tyrod Taylor was seen emerging from the tunnel as the Chargers got underway against the Kansas City Chiefs. At one point it was believed that he may enter the game, but that notion was put to rest after he was sent to the hospital to help deal with the pains from his chest. Taylor threw for 208 yards in a subpar performance in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. He completed 16-of-30 passes.
Rookie Justin Herbert replaced Tyrod Taylor. Though the Chargers lost, Herbert made sure the entire NFL world was aware of his arrival. The University of Oregon product completed 22-of-33 passes for 311 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for one touchdown on a play that many felt was a vintage Oregon play designed to get Herbert more comfortable.
Head coach Anthony Lynn went on record stating that regardless of Herbert’s impressive debut, Tyrod Taylor will remain his starter upon returning to full health.
“If he’s 100 percent ready to go, he’s our starter,” said Lynn to reporters (about Tyrod Taylor) after a questionable overtime loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
His decision to stick with Tyrod Taylor, along with the controversial coaching late into the game has drawn out irritation from fans that were more than pleased with what they saw from Herbert against the Chiefs.
Herbert will likely start in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers if Tyrod Taylor is still dealing with his injury.