LA Chargers: Positives from Justin Herbert’s performance
Once again, Justin Herbert has impressed with his poise regardless of the situation in the game. Taking hit after hit, getting constantly pressured snap after snap, the kid just never loses his cool.
Along with his poise throughout the game, Justin Herbert continues to show his confidence in his arm by throwing the deep ball extremely well. Herbert put the LA Chargers in a prime position to win with two separate throws to receiver Mike Williams, one to put the team up by seven and another to get in position for a game-winning field goal (which was missed of course).
Justin Hebert put a beautiful ball in between multiple Saints’ defenders, but K.J. Hill could not bring it in to extend the LA Chargers drive. He is making the throws of a veteran quarterback and is only four games into his NFL career.
If he continues to grow and clean up a few of the poor decisions he makes (none of which cost him dearly in this game), the Chargers could have one of the premier quarterbacks in the league for the next 10 or even 20 years.
The wins will start to come with Herbert at the helm. This kid is doing things that are very easily putting him into the Offensive Rookie of the Year conversation, and he will certainly have a shot to win it. If Joe Burrow was not the number one overall pick with all the hype around him coming into the season, the media would have no choice but to consider Herbert the favorite.