Chargers’ Tyrod Taylor Won’t File Grievance

Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor has declined to file a grievance against the team or the team doctor who accidentally punctured his lung earlier this season, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The mishap sidelined Taylor in Week 2, opening the door for Justin Herbert to take over as the starting quarterback. 

At the time, head coach Anthony Lynn insisted that Taylor would get his job back once he was medically cleared. Then, when Herbert impressed, he stuck with the rookie and left Taylor on the bench. It’s especially unfortunate for Taylor since he will be eligible for free agency in the spring. But, fortunately, Taylor’s decision seems to indicate that he won’t have lasting damage as a result of the puncture. If he was at risk for a long-term problem, he would have had a good chance of winning a grievance against the other parties, because it would have impacted his future health and earnings.

The NFLPA will continue to look into the matter, according to Rapoport. And, to avoid similar situations for other players, the union is looking into changing protocols for how and when players can receive painkilling injections, as Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets.

The Chargers, with Herbert under center, will face the Patriots on Sunday afternoon.

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  1. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Feel awful about Tyrod Taylor’s situation. I hope all goes well for him moving forward.

  2. jessaumodesto

    It’s crazy to think that if the medical accident didn’t happen their joke of a coach would still have him starting every game and no one would know anything about Herbert

  3. DarkSide830

    say what you want about his ability to throw a football, but Taylor certainly seems to be a good team guy.

  4. Ak185

    Future earnings or not, he should still have a good chance of winning a grievance. Taylor has already lost out because of this accident. Money aside, there is obvious negligence on the part of the doctor and Taylor obviously suffered as a result. Insurance charges out the wazoo specifically for this reason-he may as well get something for losing his starting job.

    I respect the hell out of his wanting to move on, but this was a pretty significant mistake.

  5. case7187

    Let’s be real if this didn’t happen and he played his future earnings would be minimal to nonexistent but by doing this it up’s his odds to being a backup somewhere else as being a team guys plus it was a accident and they didn’t know the rookie would be better

  6. crosseyedlemon

    Obviously Tyrod is much smarter than Trent Williams and decided there was little to gain by a protracted battle with management over medical issues.

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