Tyrod Taylor sent to hospital with chest pains but will remain starter if healthy

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The Chargers added Tyrod Taylor to the injury report Friday with an injury to his ribs. But the team’s quarterback was a full participant, and the Chargers expected him to play.

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he found out after the coin toss that Taylor would not play.

“It was something that developed late, and kind of caught us off guard,” Lynn said after the overtime loss to the Chiefs. “But it is what it is.”

Taylor complained of “chest pains,” according to Lynn, and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Rookie first-round pick Justin Herbert completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards with a touchdown and an interception in his unexpected debut against the defending Super Bowl champions.

Taylor lost his job in Cleveland to Baker Mayfield in 2018 when Taylor was diagnosed with a concussion in Week Three. Lynn, though, said Taylor will remain the starter if he’s healthy. In fact, Lynn said it more than once.

“I am going to wait and check on my starting quarterback and see how he is doing,” Lynn said. “He is our starter for a reason. If he’s 100 percent ready to go, he’s our starter. I know Justin can pick up the slack if he can’t [go].”

16 responses to “Tyrod Taylor sent to hospital with chest pains but will remain starter if healthy

  1. That has to be a smokescreen. There’s no way you don’t start Herbert after taking the Chiefs to OT a week after Tyrod struggled against the damn Bengals. Insane would be an understatement if Lynn actually did this.

  2. Anybody want to place money on that smokescreen? I’m betting Tyrod’s reign as #1 has ended with the Chargers.

  3. It would be very Charger like to send Herbert, after an encouraging debut, back to the bench and put a journeyman like Taylor back in there.

  4. If this is true get a new shot caller. TT is a solid backup but not a starter in this league. Sure, he doesn’t turn it over but he also doesn’t move the ball or score points.

  5. Herbert looked good….Now if Nathan Peterman was your other option, then I would understand.

  6. Please Lynn keep Herbert in. He is the only option for the Chargers to have a chance to compete this year. You would be crazy to think otherwise.

  7. Just heard on NFL Network that the Chargers are changing their phone number so Tyrod can’t reach them to ask about the starting job situation. Good thinking.

  8. “That has to be a smokescreen. There’s no way you don’t start Herbert after taking the Chiefs to OT a week after Tyrod struggled against the damn Bengals. Insane would be an understatement if Lynn actually did this.”
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    Insane? So in other words a classic Chargers move.

  9. I guess Coach Lynn doesn’t want to keep his job. Taylor is a good back up qb at best. I have seen the future and it is Justin Herbert. Let him play.

  10. Can someone check Lynn’s head? I don’t think it’s a stretch to say he is coaching for his job this year (as are all coaches, I know…) but Tyrod is a known commodity, 7-9 -9-7 is his ceiling.

  11. supercharger says:
    September 20, 2020 at 10:33 pm
    Herbert reminds me of Drew Bledsoe.,

    I’m actually a big fan of Drew and I see it physically and in his arm- but this kid has legs. Drew couldn’t evade my mother.

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