4. Justin Herbert will cross two franchise passing milestones
Justin Herbert has only started eight games for the LA Chargers and is quickly moving up the franchise ranks in passing statistics. This is a testament to the several franchise quarterbacks that the Chargers have had, as the all-time passing lists are very top-heavy.
Herbert, through just eight games, ranks 16th in franchise history in passing yards and 11th in passing touchdowns. That might not seem that impressive but remember: he has only played eight games in his NFL career!
Herbert is going to reach two milestone numbers after this game, assuming he has the kind of game that he has had all season. He is 237 yards from moving into the top-15 in passing yards and needs just one touchdown to break to move into the top 10 in passing touchdowns.
Herbert has the potential to climb much higher in just one season as well. At his current pace, Herbert could move as high as eighth in franchise history in passing yards, just behind Doug Flutie, and seventh in passing touchdowns, just behind Jack Kemp.
This is just a reminder that while this season has been very disappointing for the Chargers they at least have a franchise quarterback to build around and avoided the dreaded quarterback carousel.