Justin Herbert

LA Chargers: 3 most likely weeks for Justin Herbert’s first start

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(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The most likely: Week 11 vs. Denver Broncos

This is a road game, which does make Justin Herbert’s life a bit more difficult as he would have to begin his career playing at altitude and that obviously makes the job a bit harder. However, what is important to note here is that it is coming after the bye week, giving Herbert two full weeks to practice with the first team.

That is an important dynamic to remember: the LA Chargers are not going to just throw Herbert out there as a starter without ample practice time with the first team. Of course, they could establish his role early one week to at least give him a week of practice, but the more time the better.

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That is what makes Week 11 such a good starting point for Herbert as it is coming after the bye week, giving him two weeks to familiarize himself with the first team.

It is also to see Taylor losing the job at this point in the season as well. If the Chargers are already treading water and drop an ugly game to the Las Vegas Raiders then it is not hard to tell Taylor that he had his chance at the job.

This would allow Herbert to start the final seven games of the season and the nine games he sat would be the exact same that Jared Goff and Lamar Jackson sat in their respective rookie seasons.

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