Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers Justin Herbert
We have come to expect greatness out of LA Chargers starting quarterback Justin Herbert.
This season has been really rough for the LA Chargers. After a disappointing season in 2019 which followed up such a magical playoff run, the 2020 Chargers were unable to boomerang back into relevance and have fallen further down the mountain.
The Bolts currently hold a 2-8 record and have somehow regressed from the 4-7 record that the team had last year heading into Week 13. It is not like the Chargers have been getting blown out, either, as they have several close losses and with just a few small changes could legitimately be a six-win team.
But that is the game of football and that is why the team will (hopefully) move on from head coach Anthony Lynn after the season. If they do, the Chargers will become the premier coaching destination in the league, a large part due to Justin Herbert.
Herbert has been phenomenal this season and is on pace to shatter several rookie passing records. He has had some mediocre games, but for the most part, the product of Oregon has been stellar despite being forced into a bad situation with no preseason.
Week 13 seemingly presents his biggest challenge yet as a rookie quarterback as the team is taking on the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick is a defensive wizard and has had his way with young quarterbacks before.
However, based on how the Patriots have played this season, I feel comfortable in saying that Hebert is due for a big game on his home turf against the Pats. Let’s break down why.