Since the USFL finished their inaugural season, multiple players have impressed in the NFL. Taylor Bertolet, a kicker for the New Orleans Breakers in 2022, joined the Los Angeles Chargers this week. After being elevated to the 53 man roster on October 8th, Bertolet put on a show against the Cleveland Browns.
Shoutout to Chargers K Taylor Bertolet.
After being cut by 8 NFL teams, kicking in the AAF, USFL and CFL, Bertolet was signed by the Chargers this Thursday.
He made his NFL debut today, made all 6 of his kicks, including a go-ahead FG in the 4th.
Because of his outstanding performance, Brandon Staley awarded Bertolet with a game ball. It’s encouraging to see a spring football veteran showcase his talents in the NFL; doing so in excellent fashion. Clearly, LA’s locker room loves what he brings to the team.
Bertolet has taken quite the road to get to where he is now. Back in 2019, Taylor played for the Salt Lake Stallions in the AAF. He was one of the league’s best kickers, making clutch kicks time and time again.
Taylor bounced around through various training camps, but couldn’t stick with an NFL organization. Then, he got a call to play in the USFL. The Breakers cut Austin MacGinnis mid-season, which led to them signing Bertolet.
He made the most of the opportunity. Bertolet was sensational for New Orleans, kicking consistently well throughout the rest of the season.