Justin Herbert’s final game grade: A-
I teetered between giving Justin Herbert an A- or a B+ for his showing in this game. On paper, this game does not scream to be one in which the quarterback plays deserve an A grade. Herbert certainly was not bad, but he did not have the blazing numbers that he has had all season.
Quite frankly, that was by design by the Atlanta Falcons and they did a really great job in implementing their game plan. However, that shows how good Justin Herbert is at such a young age.
Herbert went through so many progressions in this game, hitting the second and sometimes even third designed option. He did not take the bait deep and besides that one interception, which was a really weird play to begin with, he really did not make any mistakes.
If the LA Chargers would have lost this game then I probably would have given him a B+ because the pick would have directly cost the game. Instead, Herbert’s ability to shake it off, turn around and lead the team on his first-ever game-winning drive shows the resiliency this kid has and pushed it over the edge to an A-.
I think it is a fair grade to give Justin Herbert in the most efficient game of his young career thus far. What do you think? Do you agree? Let us know in the comments down below.