LA Chargers: Justin Herbert outplays Drew Brees – Game grade

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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers dropped a heartbreaker, 30-27, to the New Orleans Saints on Monday. Here is Justin Herbert’s grade for the game.

It feels like every single week I am forced to open these grades up the same way. The LA Chargers lost their fourth consecutive game, once again in crushing fashion. But not all is lost! We should be used to the losses, but here’s where it gets positive for us.

Justin Herbert is special. I hope the entire LA Chargers fanbase (yes, all 13 of us apparently) is incredibly excited for the future with this young stud.

Herbert put up another stellar stat line for the LA Chargers with a national audience watching. He finished the night going 20/34 for a total of 264 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. This is his first game with zero interceptions in the NFL. He finished with a quarterback rating of 122.7, compared to just 87.6 for Drew Brees.

Given the circumstances leading to Herbert being the starter of this team, I personally cannot be more excited about how this guy will perform throughout the season and for years to come as the leader of the LA Chargers.

Looking at the negatives of Justin Herbert’s game:

I am so excited for Justin Herbert’s career that it may blind me just a bit while trying to pick out a negative for this game. But, I can assure you I will try my best.

In this game, Justin Herbert did not look his best against pressure. However, if I had to take a blind estimate, Herbert was pressured at least 14 times on the night. This was the worst performance of the season for an offensive line that has seemed to not burst at the seams despite the injuries.

Regardless, Herbert did not handle pressure as well as we may have gotten used to, and hopefully, we can see him get a bit more protection in the coming weeks as the team gets healthier.

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