REPORT: Justin Herbert Expected to Start for Chargers vs Panthers

Schuyler Callihan

Prior to the Chargers week two game vs Kansas City, starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor had trouble breathing after a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung while administering a pain-killing injection to his cracked ribs, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Taylor missed the game and first round draft pick Justin Herbert out of Oregon made the start in his NFL debut and did not disappoint. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 311 yards with one touchdown and one interception a piece and nearly led the Chargers to a win over the defending Super Bowl champions. 

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Wednesday afternoon that Herbert is "expected" to make the start against the Carolina Panthers this Sunday. 

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Comments (2)
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Chargers have a top notch run game. We have no front 7 that can stop them. Derrick Brown needs to stop being called for stupid penalties (dadgummit I still say Isaiah Simmons was the better pick). They stop to run effectively while our offense is on IR. We need to harass Herbert but, if the Chiefs couldn't do it, I am not warm and fuzzy about us doing it. I do love our compete level which excites me but im surrounded by Charger fans out here so,, I WANNA WIN.!!!


Is it wrong to be more afraid of Justin Herbert than Tyrod Taylor? Herbert looked really good against the Chiefs last weekend.