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LA Chargers: Why Justin Herbert will outclass Tua Tagovailoa

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: A detailed view of a helmet worn by quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers reads "Black Lives Matter" as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 25: A detailed view of a helmet worn by quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers reads "Black Lives Matter" as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Justin Herbert and the LA Chargers take on Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins in Week 10.

Is this the most-exciting quarterback matchup of the entire 2020 NFL season? It has to be, right?

Two young stars — Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa — are set to square off on Sunday in what is going to be a sneak peek to the future. Herbert has lit the NFL on fire and is putting up historic numbers through his first seven starts and Tagovailoa is one of the best college quarterbacks in recent memory that just recently got the starting job.

The NFL is witnessing its next wave of great quarterbacks. We all love and respect Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and especially Philip Rivers but it is time for the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Lamar Jackson and now, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow, to take over.

While Herbert has been fantastic, the season could not be more different for both teams. The LA Chargers have lost all six of their losses by one possession, all in heartbreaking fashion. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have taken a huge step up, are 5-3 on the season and very well could be a playoff team.

That is the difference of great coaching, eh?

While the Dolphins have the edge in the coaching department and in the season record, the Chargers have the edge at quarterback and that will be on display on Sunday. Regardless of the result, Justin Herbert will outclass Tua Tagovailoa.

This is not to say that Tua is a bad quarterback. And for any Dolphin fans that have come across this, I want to make it clear that I really like Tua and I think he is going to be spectacular. Admittedly, I wanted the Dolphins to pass on him and take Herbert. Thank goodness they didn’t.

This is not just hopeful optimism, though. Here are the three reasons why I think Herbert will be much better on Sunday than Tua.

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