A lot of people questioned the LA Chargers’ decision to go with Justin Herbert with the 6th overall pick. A lot of those questions were answered Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
This seemed unlikely going into the game as the Chargers’ coaching staff are high on Taylor and were hoping for higher production in week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Herbert did end up with the start due to a chest injury to Taylor, and the rookie came out with an electric first drive methodically moving the ball down the field and capping it off with his first career rushing touchdown. This was just the second time in 20 games that the Chargers got an opening drive touchdown.
The Chargers’ offense looked exciting especially coming after last week’s performance where the offense looked abysmal. Herbert was making good throws in some tight windows against the defending champs.
The upgraded passing game opened up the running game tremendously and the Chargers were able to control the clock and keep the defense off the field.
With all of Justin Herbert’s highlights, he is still a rookie, and that was clear in one of his biggest mistakes of the game. A throw across his body on the run and into double coverage which of course was picked off.
Other than that, Herbert had just a few throws that were a little overthrown and could definitely be equated to nerves.
Herbert made a lot of fans eat crow today and he left me excited to see him play again. As of right now, Tyrod Taylor is still the starter. After a little bit of fine-tuning Justin Herbert will be an electric player to watch and someone every fan should look forward to seeing play for years to come.