LA Chargers: Justin Herbert’s negatives and final grade for Week 9
One thing that seems to be true over the past two weeks (and maybe even a bit further back) is that Justin Herbert takes a drive or two to get into rhythm. He missed a wide-open Jalen Guyton for a touchdown on the first drive, following it up with an inaccurate throw to Keenan Allen later on.
If Herbert could come out and more consistently lead this team to early points as he has before, he might be able to overcome the atrocity that is this bruised and battered defense.
For his final grade, I feel Justin Herbert has earned an A- given his efforts. This team is doing Herbert no favors whatsoever. From the coaching all the way down to the injuries that are plaguing the LA Chargers, there really is not much more the rookie can do to win the game.
If he were lining up on defense and playing, maybe he would be able to get this team wins week after week.
For fans of football in general, they see that Justin Herbert has a 1-6 record as a starting quarterback in this league and very likely say something stupid like, “Can one of the Chargers’ nine fans explain why this guy can’t get a win? Seems like he’s not the one.” However, we know that isn’t the truth. Justin Herbert is the future.
Justin Herbert can very well be looking at another Rookie of the Week award soon. It will only further bolster his Offensive Rookie of the Year argument and boy I can’t wait for that to be what happens. The wins will come. Whether it’s this year or next year, they’ll start piling up. Keep improving next week and show the Dolphins they made the wrong decision.