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Justin Herbert starts game after Tyrod Taylor suffers chest injury

This was certainly unexpected. Rookie Justin Herbert is starting over Tyrod Taylor.

Quarterback Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before playing against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

UPDATE: Tyrod Taylor was formally ruled out of the team’s Week 2 game in the second quarter. Justin Herbert is 9 of 15 for 134 yards and a touchdown, and has rushed for five yards and a touchdown.

The Los Angeles Chargers have a huge surprise to open their Week 2 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Quarterback Tyrod Taylor did not start the game, and instead rookie Justin Herbert is getting the start. Jim Nantz said Taylor suffered a chest injury and is questionable to return, according to Jonathan Jones.

Herbert is already off to a strong start. On the opening drive, he completed 2 of 4 passes for 51 yards and ran in a four-yard touchdown.