Fans are already asking for Justin Herbert to start at quarterback for the LA Chargers.
The LA Chargers drafted Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The former Oregon Duck has a rocket arm and a lot of potential and has been tasked as the next franchise quarterback with the departure of Philip Rivers.
However, Herbert has to wait for his time as Tyrod Taylor was given the starting job after spending last season as Philip Rivers’ backup. Taylor’s first game with the Bolts was not fantastic and some fans are now ready to rush Herbert into the spotlight.
While Taylor was admittedly not great and we know what his track record is as a quarterback, Herbert should not be starting any time soon. We broke down why fans need to pump the brakes on the Justin Herbert train for the time being in this article.
That does not mean that Herbert should not play at all this season. With no preseason and some struggles in training camp, Herbert is simply not ready. We should trust the coaching staff that is around him every single day to evaluate his readiness, not ourselves as couch managers from home.
When looking at the schedule, we can predict and pinpoint what the most likely first start will be for Herbert. I’ve identified three different weeks that all could make sense, depending on the team’s situation.