Tyrod Taylor deserves completely satisfied ending after Chargers debacle
Can all of us comply with root for good issues to occur to Tyrod Taylor?
The 31-year-old quarterback this previous week quietly determined to not file a grievance in opposition to the Chargers and the workforce physician who punctured his lung earlier than his Week 2 recreation and basically value him the 2020 season.
Taylor misplaced his beginning job after a workforce physician by chance punctured his lung whereas giving him a painkilling injection previous to a recreation in opposition to the Chiefs. The injection was meant to assist relieve the ache from two cracked ribs that Taylor suffered in Week 1 in opposition to the Bengals.
The scary and weird mishap pressured Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn to abruptly begin rookie first-round draft choose Justin Herbert that day in opposition to the Chiefs. At the moment, Lynn was determined in saying the beginning job belonged to Taylor as quickly as he was wholesome sufficient to play.
“If he’s 100% able to go, he’s our starter,’’ Lynn informed reporters on Sept. 20, the day the Chargers misplaced to 23-20 to the Chiefs and Herbert threw for 311 yards in his NFL debut.
Right here’s the issue: With Taylor unfit to play in Week 3, Herbert began once more and threw for 330 yards … and it was over. The job was Herbert’s, and Taylor has sat dutifully and quietly on the bench behind him.
Taylor accomplished 16 of 30 passes for 208 yards, no TDs and no turnovers within the Chargers’ season-opening win in Cincinnati. It was his first begin since 2018, when he started the season because the Browns’ quarterback earlier than getting harm and dropping his job to Baker Mayfield.
Previous to that, he led the Payments to a playoff berth in 2017, snapping an 18-year playoff drought for Buffalo. He signed with the Chargers as Philip Rivers’ backup in 2019, and when Rivers left for the Colts, this was going to be Taylor’s probability.
Till the workforce physician took the air out of his profession.
Requested on the time he pronounced Herbert because the starter the remainder of the best way how Taylor took the information, Lynn stated, “He didn’t take it properly as a result of he needs to guide this workforce. However he’s a professional. He’s one of many higher execs I’ve been round. He’ll assist Justin like he’s been doing. He’s nonetheless the captain of this soccer workforce.”
Herbert, drafted within the first spherical, in fact was ultimately going to start out for the Chargers. And, primarily based on the actual fact he’s thrown for 300 or extra yards in six of his 10 begins this season, it’s troublesome to argue with Lynn staying with the rookie.
The unlucky facet to all of that is how poorly it has affected Taylor, who deserved higher.
And, when he had each proper to be offended and take motion in opposition to the workforce for its medical mistake that value him this season, Taylor confirmed exceptional restraint and sophistication in not doing so.
Now it’s time for one thing good to occur to Taylor, who’ll be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Right here’s to hoping a quarterback-needy workforce offers him an opportunity to start out in 2021.
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