Chargers start Herbert vs. Chiefs after Taylor suffered injury before kickoff

Los Angeles Chargers first-round rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was under center to begin Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The No. 6 overall pick took over the starting role after veteran Tyrod Taylor suffered a chest injury before pregame warmups. Taylor, who started for the Chargers in Week 1, began Week 2 sidelined and was later ruled out of the game.

Herbert scored a four-yard touchdown run to close an eight-play, 79-yard drive in his first NFL start.

He completed 5 of 10 pass attempts in the first quarter.

Head coach Anthony Lynn named Taylor the starter at the beginning of training camp. The veteran led Los Angeles to a 16-13 season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals last week, completing 16 of 30 pass attempts for 208 yards.

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