Justin Herbert’s final grade: B
This was not one of Justin Herbert’s better games but it certainly was not a bad game. There are plenty of teams in the NFL that would love to get this kind of game out of their starting quarterback, especially when this kind of game is viewed as just a decent game.
Herbert completed 21 of 33 passes for 253 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions (although he should have been picked in the first drive of the game). He carried the ball four times for 26 yards.
Herbert’s completion percentage was about 3% lower than his season mark was entering this game and he threw for 37 yards fewer than his season average prior to this game.
However, if Williams makes that diving catch in the endzone — which was an absolutely beautiful throw — then Herbet would have completed right at his average of 66.7% with two touchdowns, so he was a bit unlucky.
Based on his current averages, Herbert could finish the season with 4,300 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns in only 15 games. He needs 345 yards to pass Andrew Luck for the most passing yards in a rookie season, which is possible.
Herbert needs just 79 passing yards to secure the most passing yards per game for a rookie in NFL history, which will happen.