This is a crushing, unfortunate blow to Tyrod Taylor’s career. Losing your starting role due to someone else doing something completely out of your control had to be heartbreaking. While not necessarily a situation this bad, Taylor is familiar with these situations.
Even when considering the hectic quarterback decisions in Buffalo to the Cleveland concussion, this situation was easily the most out of Taylor’s control. Of course, he now knows his future as the starter is tenuous due to the fact that he can’t control Herbert’s play or Lynn’s ultimate decision.
If Herbert plays well, the internal and external pressure on Lynn to make the decision will intensify as the weeks go on. Once the Chargers name Herbert the starter with a healthy Taylor, there is no going back. At a certain point, there becomes less wiggle room in making it a week to week decision.
Most importantly, I just hope Taylor is able to come back to the team as soon as possible after making a recovery. This will likely be a decision needed to made by an outside team of doctors, given the situation regarding the NFLPA investigation. Taylor simply doesn’t deserve having to deal with this mess.