Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said there were “complications” with quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s treatment of chest pain on Sunday, but Taylor “is recovering well”.
Lynn didn’t elaborate on what resulted in Taylor being hospitalized, but he said the quarterback was home Sunday night and Monday in practice.
Even though rookie Justin Herbert played well on his first start – a 23:20 extra time against the Kansas City Chiefs – he’s still the team’s second-largest quarterback while Taylor is healthy.
“If Tyrod is 100 percent, he’s our quarterback,” said Lynn. He added that Herbert is “a backup for a reason”
However, Lynn said he still doesn’t have enough information to assess Taylor’s chance to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
If Herbert nods again, he’ll be better prepared this time around, as Lynn said he’ll get his rookie quarterback “more reps up to Tyrod’s back in practice.”
The late quarterback move came as a surprise to everyone, including the rebate from Austin Ekeler who said he didn’t know Herbert was going to start until “everyone else knew”.
Ekeler complimented Herbert and said that the election in the first round “treated itself well” and that with a few hits it had proven his tenacity and athleticism.
Herbert was 22-for-33 for 311 yards and a touchdown with an interception. He also ran 4 yards for a score.