Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert: How the best rookie QBs and their teams fared in year 2

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers holds the ball during warmups before the game against the Los Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 17: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers holds the ball during warmups before the game against the Los Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on December 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) – Justin Herbert
(Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) – Justin Herbert

Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles in year 2:

Carson Wentz in year 2 vs. year 1

Carson Wentz had a really solid rookie season that he built on in his sophomore campaign. Wentz ranks fifth all-time in rookie passing yards with 3,782, edging out Peyton Manning’s rookie season by 43 yards.

Wentz completed 62.44% of his passes in his rookie season with 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The jump he made in his second season was phenomenal.

The 2017 season was the only Pro Bowl season of his career and Wentz was likely on his way to winning the league’s MVP before he got hurt. In 13 games, Wentz threw for 3,296 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He was on pace for a 4,000-yard, 40 touchdown season.

Philadelphia Eagles in year 2 vs. year 1

The Philadelphia Eagles obviously took a massive step in 2017. The team won the Super Bowl that season, albeit with Nick Foles under center in the playoffs as opposed to Carson Wentz.

This was a talented team that benefitted from having a quarterback on his rookie contract, something the Chargers need to benefit from with Justin Herbert. The Eagles, like the Chargers, finished 7-9 in Wentz’s rookie season before going 13-3 in year 2 en route to the greatest prize in sports.

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