2. Justin Herbert to improve, not regress, in 2021
There is a narrative that Justin Herbert is due for a sophomore slump in 2021. While that definitely could be a concern, chances are that he will improve in 2021, not regress. How often do we see quarterbacks reach the level of play that Herbert reached and then simply fall off?
For those citing Carson Wentz, I would also expect Herbert to fall off if he suffered several injuries and had to play in the situation that Wentz was playing in.
There is some belief by NFL pundits that Herbert is going to regress because his numbers while under pressure were so great last season. Herbert should be under pressure less in 2021 and those numbers are viewed as unsustainable year-to-year.
While his numbers while the pocket was clean were not as impressive, these pundits fail to realize that Herbert was under pressure constantly in 2021 and his clean pocket snaps were typically uninteresting quick passes that were designed that way by Shane Steichen.
All Charger fans want to see out of Justin Herbert is continued growth. He had the best rookie season in NFL history last season and the sky is truly the limit, so keep improving to prove these pundits wrong.