Justin Herbert’s positives in the LA Chargers’ loss
No matter how heartbreaking a loss like this might be, I cannot help but want to run through a brick wall for Justin Herbert. He may not be perfect, but man can this guy throw the football. Arm talent like what we all see week in and week out is only shown by five other quarterbacks in this league at most.
Justin Herbert has an incredible connection with Keenan Allen through just six starts this season. For fans of the LA Chargers and Keenan Allen fantasy owners alike, it is just truly a thing of beauty to watch. Yes, he may force the ball to Allen every now and then (as he did early on in the game on a throw into double coverage) but Justin Herbert knows how much he can rely on Allen to get him the yards he needs.
Another positive when looking at the rookie is how he is still willing to spread the ball around to all of his targets. While he may look to Allen more than anyone else, Herbert certainly is not afraid to target Jalen Guyton, Mike Williams, Hunter Henry and even the running back (whoever is in) a whole lot throughout the game.
One last thing we can see is Herbert’s manipulation of the defense with just his eyes. Manipulating defenders at this level is typically not something you see from someone making just their sixth career start. He is clearly as smart as he was hyped up to be, and that 4.0 GPA is even showing itself on the field.