LA Chargers: Justin Herbert should stay as the starting quarterback

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The LA Chargers were able to put a scare into the Kansas City Chiefs, as the nearly beat the defending champs.

In Week 2, the LA Chargers were able to put together a great game which nearly resulted in a win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Just before the game started, the Chargers found out that Tyrod Taylor was going to be unable to play because of a chest injury. The Chargers had switch up really quickly and went to their sixth overall pick, Justin Herbert.

Despite not expecting to be the starter, Herbert performed very well in his debut. Considering his practice reps were likely limited, Herbert almost was able to get the win for the Chargers. In the loss, Herbert showcased why he was the sixth overall pick, as he looked good both throwing and running the football.

In his debut, Herbert totaled 311 passing yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. On the ground, Herbert also rushed for 18 yards, and found the endzone once. It wasn’t a perfect debut for Herbert, but he was able to perform quite well.

Since Herbert was considered not to be ready to be the starter, it will be interesting to see where the Chargers go from here. Recently, head coach Anthony Lynn seemed to commit to Tyrod Taylor still being the quarterback.

After the strong debut for Herbert and a mediocre performance by Taylor in the opener, it is surprising to see Lynn commit to Taylor. Herbert is clearly the future quarterback for the franchise and looked good enough in his debut to warrant starting next week for the Chargers.

Even though Lynn seems committed to Taylor, he should really consider going to Herbert now. The Chargers can clearly compete with him as the starting quarterback, and getting him more time on the field will only help his development.