It is officially official.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has named rookie quarterback Justin Herbert the starter moving forward.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported the news:
There has been a lot of hesitation on Lynn’s part with naming Herbert the starter. Lynn has been an avid supporter of week one starter and 10-year veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Taylor was ruled out of week two’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs minutes before kickoff, Herbert stepped into the starting roll and made history in his rookie debut.
But even weeks later, Lynn was still skeptical of officially naming Herbert the starter and has stated Taylor would be the starter once again when he came back from injury.
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However, in those weeks with Herbert under center, he proved time and time again why he was selected No. 6 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft and why he is the future of the Chargers organization.
On Tuesday, Lynn set the record straight on Herbert:
"I know you guys got to me after we lost the Kansas City game and caught me in a pissed off mood. Wanted me to complement everybody and I wasn’t going to do that." Lynn continued, "There's a right time for that. And somehow the narrative is that I don’t like my quarterback for whatever reason. We drafted this young man at number six in the draft. I’m tied to this young man...
Now, it’s the rookie’s time to (continue) shining.
Since taking over the starting role, Herbert has yet to pick up his first win, however, there are moments where you just think, ‘Okay, that’s why the Chargers picked him at No. 6 in the draft.’
Take a look:
Next up, Los Angeles (1-3) will hit the road once again to face the New Orleans Saints (2-2) on Monday Night Football.
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