Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor Medically Cleared, Could Return As Backup This Week


According to Ian Rapoport, Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor has received medical clearance from his punctured lung about a month ago. 

Tyrod Taylor

Rapoport adds Taylor could be active Sunday as the backup quarterback against the Jaguars if practice this week goes well. 

The NFLPA has also concluded its investigation into the incident where the team doctor accidentally punctured Taylor’s lung ahead of a start in Week 2 against the Chiefs.

The union and Taylor have 60 days from the incident to decide if they want to file a grievance given it cost Taylor the starting job. 

Taylor, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Ravens back in 2011. After four years in Baltimore, Taylor signed on with the Bills for the 2015 season. Buffalo elected to trade Taylor to the Browns for a third-round pick last year. 

Taylor played out the final year of a two-year, $30.5 million contract before agreeing to a two-year contract worth $11 million with the Chargers last year. 

In 2020, Taylor has appeared in one game for the Chargers and completed 16 of 30 attempts (53.3 percent) for 208 yards and no touchdowns. He has also rushed for seven yards.

We’ll have more on Taylor as the news is available. 

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