Justin Herbert

LA Chargers: Grades for Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa in first battle

Simon Brady
Nov 15, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks up while warming up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 15, 2020; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks up while warming up prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa battled for the first time as the LA Chargers lost to the Miami Dolphins.

Once again, the wide array of deeply rooted issues plaguing the LA Chargers were all too prevalent in today’s 29-21 defeat at the hands of the rising Miami Dolphins.

This is the seventh one-possession loss in as many losses in general for the Chargers, sitting at 2-7. The all-too-familiar self-inflicted foolishness started immediately with two huge special teams gaffs that led to a 14-0 lead for Miami in the blink of an eye.

The pregame headline was all about the 5th and 6th overall picks of this past draft in Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert clashing. The postgame story is the glaring fact that Miami has a serious leg up on the Chargers in terms of coaching execution and preparation.

Let’s grade both of the rookie signal callers, factoring in the advantageous position of Tagovailoa and difficulties limiting a surely frustrated and fed up Herbert. Let’s start with the Bolts’ own.

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