Following a solid performance in training camp, former Oregon Football Quarterback Justin Herbert will backup Starter Tyrod Taylor to begin the 2020 NFL Season.
It was a very good training camp for the former Oregon Duck, but it appears NFL game experience outweighed young talent when it came to making the decision on who will start for the Los Angeles Chargers. Taylor is a nine-year NFL veteran who is taking over from Philip Rivers, who departed at the end of last season. He also served as Rivers backup last season.
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Tyrod Taylor last started as a regular with the Buffalo Bills from 2015 to 2017. For his career, he has completed over 60 percent of his passes. In his time with the Bills, he also threw the most interceptions in his career. Over three years he had 14 interceptions but also threw for over 8700 years and 51 touchdowns.
He had had his ups and downs throughout his career and depending on how well the season starts for the Los Angeles Chargers.
If the Chargers start the season on a losing streak, we may see Herbert at the helm sooner rather than later. There are those who also say don’t rush the former Duck. He had several big moments. Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn said that every player has to prepare and that Herbert may not be sitting for the entire season. He may get the opportunity to play.
To start, he will have the chance to see what an NFL Defense looks like. I’m sure when it comes to preparation he will lead by example as he did when he was with Oregon Football. Herbert did not really become a leader for the Ducks until his Senior season. Along with Troy Dye, Herbert was a key player in the team’s success, and Rose Bowl win last year. In the NFL, the timing of his leadership ability needs to be evident from the start.
The Los Angeles Chargers kickoff the 2020 Season on September 13th visiting Cincinnatti Bengals.