LA Chargers: Tyrod Taylor has been cleared to return

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Tyrod Taylor of the LA Chargers appears like he will be allowed to be back on the football field soon after his controversial injury.

As the LA Chargers sit with a disappointing 1-4 record, they have to be pleased with what they have seen from Justin Herbert so far this season. While Herbert has been very good, the Chargers were expected to have Tyrod Taylor as their starting quarterback for quite a bit this season.

The Chargers signed Taylor last season when they still had Phillip Rivers under center. Taylor was a good candidate to be a stop gap quarterback for them, and that was the plan this season.

As someone with a decent amount of starting experience in the NFL, Taylor figured to be good enough to help a pretty good Chargers team win some games. In Week 1, Taylor didn’t wow anyone, but he was able to get the only Chargers win of the season so far.

Even though Herbert hasn’t won a game yet for the Chargers, he has played well enough to keep the starting job. However, it looks like Taylor has been cleared to return after having his lung punctured by a team doctor according to Ian Rapoport.

Even though Taylor was the start to begin the season, it is hard to imagine him taking his job back from Herbert at this point. While Taylor does have experience, Herbert is the future of the franchise and should be out their getting as many reps as possible.

So far this season, Herbert has totaled 1,195 passing yards, nine passing touchdowns, three interceptions, and one rushing touchdown. With the strong stats, Herbert is certainly deserving of staying the start for the Chargers. Hopefully, as the schedule gets easier, Herbert will be able to earn his first win.