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LA Chargers: Justin Herbert and the biggest standouts from Week 2

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the ball past nose tackle Derrick Nnadi #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the ball past nose tackle Derrick Nnadi #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Justin Herbert dominates the conversation when talking about LA Chargers standouts in Week 2.

There has arguably never been a standout as big as Justin Herbert for the LA Chargers in Week 2. Find me a quarterback in all of NFL history that was told he was going to start 30 minutes before the game against the defending Super Bowl Champions and then went on to throw for over 300 yards, two combined touchdowns and nearly win the game.

It is unprecedented. Is this the greatest game by a rookie quarterback of all-time? No. Does it mean that Justin Herbert is a bonafide lock to be the next great quarterback in the NFL? Also, no.

However, just by the definition of standout, it is hard to look at anybody else other than Herbert. He started a game that he was not supposed to start, that I personally thought he had no business starting and proceeded to blow everyone’s expectations out of the water.

Outside of the Chargers’ win in Arrowhead and playoff win against the Ravens in 2018, this might have been the most exciting moment of the last 10 years for the Bolts and it came in a loss.

If you follow our work here at Bolt Beat then you have received plenty of Justin Herbert content. This article is for those players that stood out in Week 2 and may have gotten overshadowed by Herbert’s big game.

And no, we are not going to include someone such as Austin Ekeler or Keenan Allen — we have come to expect good showings out of them.

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