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LA Chargers News: What the reduced preseason means for the Bolts

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2. Justin Herbert is undoubtedly not going to start for the LA Chargers (barring injury)

Despite the LA Chargers selecting quarterback Justin Herbert with the sixth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, all signs seemed to be pointing to Tyrod Taylor being the transition quarterback for the team this year. However, there were still the fans that were hopeful that Herbert would win the job.

That is no longer a possibility. The debates on whether or not Herbert will start in 2020 should be laid to bed. Could he start later in the year if things go sour of Taylor gets hurt? Absolutely. But I would give it a zero percent chance that he starts in place of Taylor in Week 1.

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The only way that Herbert was going to outright win the starting job was if he had a Dak Prescott-like preseason and Taylor struggled. This was certainly a possibility, albeit a small one, that is no longer possible.

There simply is not enough time for Herbert to be on the field to make a big enough impression to earn the starting job over a quarterback that Anthony Lynn already loves. In four games you could make the case that he could build up a good enough resume. That won’t happen in two games.

Thus, you heard it here first, Tyrod Taylor is undoubtedly, no questions asked, going to be the starting quarterback of the LA Chargers in Week 1.

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