ESPN’s Adam Schefter is now reporting that Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor has been officially ruled OUT for next week’s game. Rookie QB Justin Herbert is expected to play this weekend, but now gets an extended stay under center. Herbert suddenly goes into full “try out” mode as they’ll get a couple weeks to see the kid earn the starting job.
Chargers’ QB Tyrod Taylor expected to miss next Sunday’s game against the Bucs as he continues to recover from a punctured lung and cracked ribs, per sources.https://t.co/JJRGjVHB7l— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 27, 2020
We never hope for injuries to become opportunities, but the NFL has seen this before. Drew Bledsoe took a hit that caused internal bleeding and a concussion that led to Tom Brady stealing the show. The NFL is very much like real life that availability is sometimes what you need to show your ability.
Unfortunately for Taylor a freak accident punctured his lung and thrusted a rookie in his seat. At least Tyrod knew from the jump that this Chargers front office was always planning on transitioning the starting job.
We still can’t help but feel bad for a guy that risks losing his job for something out of his control. Hopefully Tyrod Taylor comes back healthy week 5 and gets back into the fold.