3. We are not sure how much more we will see Justin Herbert
Tyrod Taylor seems to be getting the starting job once he is fully healthy and it is not hard to see why. Justin Herbert has been the better quarterback through two weeks this ceiling but based on everything around Taylor’s situation, it is hard to see the team take away his job. Agree with it or disagree, it is likely what the Chargers do.
How long Taylor holds onto the job after that is up in the air. If he is back in Week 4 then perhaps he will get a chance against the Buccaneers and Saints, two games that are going to be tough for the Chargers already, and then they will go with Herbert. Maybe Taylor has a longer leash. We really do not know.
The Chargers do play other bad defenses later in the year. The New York Jets are fairly bad, the Jacksonville Jaguars showed more of their true colors on Thursday Night Football and they get the Atlanta Falcons at home later in the year.
However, they might not have Justin Herbert under center for those games. I think it is almost undeniable that the ceiling of this offense is undoubtedly higher when Herbert is under center than Tyrod Taylor.
He has a bigger arm for big plays, was not locked in solely on his number one option and will take those risks that can lead to higher-scoring games. Sure, they can also be mistakes, but the days in which all of those things are clicking are the days that the team scores a lot of points.
If Herbert plays Atlanta down the stretch then that is another candidate. But right now, knowing the things we know, I really do think this could be the highest-scoring game of the year for the LA Chargers.