LA Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert Madden 21 rating prediction: 71
The LA Chargers are one of the most interesting teams heading into the 2020 season, at least as far as Madden is concerned, as they have a young quarterback that was taken with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft that probably is not going to start a game unless things go haywire.
However, in Madden, Justin Herbert should not be that much lower than Taylor in terms of ratings, so players of the game might just turn the virtual offense over to Herbert as he is a young, exciting prospect that will progress faster in franchise mode.
Virtual Justin Herbert does not need a season to learn the offense and learn the life of an NFL quarterback. That can be reserved for real Justin Herbert.
To land on a number for Herbert, we took into factor a couple of things, first being the rookie rating of past high first-round quarterbacks that were not the first overall pick. Josh Rosen started as a 70 overall in Madden 20 and regressed to a 67 as he did not play well with the Miami Dolphins.
However, prior to the season, he was still a young, exciting quarterback that was taken high in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Kyler Murray started as a 73 overall last season and he was the first overall pick. Herbert will be better than Rosen, but not quite as high as Murray was.