LA Chargers: Tyrod Taylor must be better to keep his job

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The LA Chargers were able to get a win in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the play of Tyrod Taylor wasn’t encouraging.

It was very exciting to see the LA Chargers back on the field in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, unfortunately, the game wasn’t all that exciting.

This season, the Chargers are likely going to be a team that relies on their defense, and that was quite apparent in Week 1. The Chargers were able to hold the No.1 overall pick, Joe Burrow, and the Cincinnati Bengals to just 13 points in the win.

While the defense looked great for the Chargers, the offense left a lot to be desired. Los Angeles scored just 16 points, which against one of the worst teams in the league, is fairly disappointing.

One of the top storylines all season for the Chargers will be at the quarterback position. With a short and challenging offseason, the Chargers went with Tyrod Taylor as their Week 1 starter. Taylor was on the team last season, so he was familiar with the system. Also, he has starting experience with the Buffalo Bills.

The Chargers did select Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the draft, but it didn’t look like he was ever really considered to be the starter.

For Taylor, this was a great opportunity to prove that he could be the guy for the Chargers for the rest of the season. However, his debut as a starter this season didn’t go all that well. In the win, Taylor totaled 208 passing yards on 16 completions and 30 passing attempts.

Even on the ground, Taylor didn’t have much success for the Chargers, as most of their damage on offense came from their running backs. While the Chargers did get the win, Taylor really didn’t help make his case to be the starter for the rest of the season.

With the win, Taylor will likely continue to be the starter for the next few weeks. However, if the Chargers want to continue to win, Taylor will have to be better.