The LA Chargers will be looking to start their season off on a strong note against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.
Despite a pandemic going on, the NFL hasn’t had to cancel any regular season games so far, as the timing for them has been quite good compared to other major sports. For the LA Chargers, this will be the first time in a long time that Philip Rivers won’t be their quarterback heading into the season.
The Chargers have turned to Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback this season, but they do have Justin Herbert waiting in the wings. For Taylor, Week 1 will be a huge opportunity to prove what he can do as a starter in the NFL.
Los Angeles has a pretty solid roster on both sides of the ball, but the quarterback position is a big question mark. With a strong group of weapons and one of the top defenses in the league on paper, Taylor might be able to go out there in Week 1 and really have a solid showing.
The Chargers likely won’t ask a ton of Taylor in Week 1 against the Bengals, as they will be facing rookie Joe Burrow. There will certainly be a lot of eyes on this game, as Burrow was the first overall pick and is coming off of one of the best college football seasons we have ever seen. However, Burrow is going to be challenged by a strong defense in his first career start.
For Taylor, he must not get caught up in trying to dual with the talented rookie, as he has a strong roster around him that can help him win. Taylor of course knows that Herbert could be the starter at some point this season if he struggles. Furthermore, if Taylor wants to be a starter for the Chargers this season, he must start off on a strong note.