LA Chargers: Justin Herbert vs. Josh Allen, who’s been better?

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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Justin Herbert
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Justin Herbert /

Justin Herbert’s advantages over Josh Allen:

Performance under pressure: 

Josh Allen is pretty good under pressure and has the tools to escape the pressure and make things happen (we will get to that later in the article). However, when it comes to performance under pressure, there has not been a single person in the NFL better than Justin Herbert.


Highest passer rating under pressure:1. Justin Herbert – 100.22. Russell Wilson – 92.33. Phil Rivers – 91.94. Drew Brees – 91.85. Matt Stafford – 85.7

— PFF (@PFF) November 24, 2020

While Herbert is great with pressure in his face, we do hope that the pressure starts to subside for the sake of his well-being. Regardless, it does not get better than Herbert this season.

Slightly more efficient/productive passer:

When we look at the overall numbers it is clear that Herbert has an ever-so-slight advantage in throwing the football over Allen. While Allen has gotten criticism in the past for his errant throws, he actually has done a really good job in not throwing interceptions this season.

Herbert has still been slightly better.

Herbert has a lower interception rate (1.7% to 1.9%), a slightly higher touchdown rate (6.3% to 5.8%) while having a completion percentage that is 0.4% lower than Allen.

Herbert gets more pass attempts per game than Allen and is averaging 12.8 more yards per game. While Charger fans may not realize it, the passing numbers are really close between these two quarterbacks.

In fact, the overall turnover numbers are really similar between these two quarterbacks. Allen has been a fumbling machine in the past but has only fumbled four times this season. Herbert has also fumbled four times in far fewer rushing attempts.