5 bold predictions for the Chiefs vs. Chargers matchup in Week 2

Chargers, Tyrod Taylor

2. Tyrod Taylor Will Continue to Underwhelm

It’s not going to be a frequent occurrence for the Chargers that scoring 16 points will be enough for a win. A critical factor in the low ceiling outing Los Angeles put together against Cincinnati was the lack of dynamic results from Tyrod Taylor.

It’s important for Taylor to show that he can help lead an offense to success when his team’s defense doesn’t set the tone. A matchup with the Chiefs would be a great opportunity to do so. Failing to get the job done will only hurt his chances of solidifying himself as a starting quarterback in the NFL.

The main benefit of having Taylor at quarterback is that he takes tremendous care of the football. However, it’s rare that he will make a big play throughout the course of a season and does not pose a matchup problem for a defense.

Having to go up against an offense led by Patrick Mahomes will make it easy for Taylor to look underwhelming. However, another outing of barely over 200 passing yards without putting many points on the board would that way against almost any matchup.