Tyrod Taylor

LA Chargers: 2 things Tyrod Taylor has to improve to keep the starting job

(Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
(Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The first game of the Tyrod Taylor era for the LA Chargers was a victory.

For the first time since Drew Brees in 2005, the LA Chargers had a player not named Philip Rivers starting under center for the team. Tyrod Taylor started Week 1 with Justin Herbert on the bench and led the Chargers to a 16-13 win.

It was not the prettiest win. The team was bailed out by a missed chip-shot field goal to send the game to overtime and even benefitted from a dropped touchdown pass earlier in the second half. The offense did not look great, committing four three-and-out possessions, and the defense did what it had to do to win.

Many fans on social media have already shown the desire to move on from Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback. While the Bolts got the win, Taylor was not particularly impressive, completing 53.33 percent of his passes for just over 200 yards.

However, he did not turn the ball over, which is the thing that plagued the Chargers last season.

The more Taylor plays like this, though, the more the fanbase is going to be asking about Justin Herbert and the more the coaching staff might consider the rookie out of Oregon.

While I personally think Taylor will hold onto the job all season, it is far from a guarantee. If he is going to keep the job through Week 17, though, he is going to have to improve in these three areas from Week 1.

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