Justin Herbert broke just about every rookie passing record that there was to break last season. Herbert started 15 games for the LA Chargers in 2020 and won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year over Justin Jefferson, who also had a historic season.
It proves just how good Herbert was last season. He is the main reason why Charger fans are so excited as the team has a quarterback with the potential to win the MVP award as early as his second season.
The record watch should not be put on hold either. While rookie records are more marketable, Herbert is going to continue breaking down barriers in year two and add more records to his already expansive list.
Here are three records in particular that Justin Herbert is primed to break for the LA Chargers in 2021.
1. Most passing yards through the first two seasons
The one rookie passing record that Justin Herbert did not break was Andrew Luck’s rookie passing yards record. Herbert fell just short of the record and if he would have started all 16 games then he would have broken the record.
Heck, if he would have played one drive in Week 1 he probably would have broken the record.
Luck has the most passing yards through the first two seasons of an NFL career, recording a combined 8,196 yards in his first two seasons. With 4,336 in 2020, Herbert needs just 3,860 passing yards to pass Luck.
Herbert is not going to have the same number dip that Luck had in year two and he is going to average well over the 227 yards per game needed to surpass the all-time number. The floor for Herbert’s passing yards per game is probably 260, which would put him 560 yards above Luck’s number.