Anthony Lynn has taken the temporary starter tag off quarterback Justin Herbert.
The Los Angeles Chargers coach on Thursday named Herbert as the starter for the rest of the season, beginning with Monday night's game at New Orleans.
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“He has impressed me from the beginning. He has shown consistency as a rookie and made some great plays,” Lynn said.
Tyrod Taylor was the starter going into the season and directed the Chargers to a Week 1 win over Cincinnati. But the 10-year veteran suffered a rib injury during the game and then suffered a punctured lung while receiving a pain-killing injection before LA's Sept. 20 game against Kansas City. Taylor was taken to the hospital, which cleared the way for Herbert.
The rookie, who was the sixth pick in April's draft, has thrown for over 290 yards in all three starts, which have been losses. His 931 yards are second in NFL history for QBs through the first three games of their career. He has five touchdowns and three interceptions.
Lynn said Taylor would practice this week and be the backup Monday night if he is ready.