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Anthony Lynn names Justin Herbert starting QB going forward

Justin Herbert gets the nod as starting QB for the foreseeable future.

 Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third quarter of a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It was inevitable, but the inevitable has happened, Coach Anthony Lynn has named Justin Herbert the Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback moving forward, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Herbert has started the last three games, as Tyrod Taylor has been out due a punctured lung suffered in an unfortunate pain killer injection that went awry before their game against the Chiefs.

Herbert has more than held his own as starter despite the team losing. Through three starts, he’s managed a 102.2 QB rating, as he’s completed 77-for-107 pass attempts (72 percent) for 931 yards, five touchdowns, and three interceptions, while rushing 12 times for 47 yards and a touchdown.

A team doctor inflicted injury is probably the a Top 5 awful way to lose your job, but we did know that the first round pick was the quarterback of the future and that Taylor’s starting days were limited. But, wow, that’s a tough break to be sure.