2. Justin Herbert, LA Chargers
Justin Herbert has quickly ascended from being someone who nobody really seemed to like in the 2020 NFL Draft to being one of the best quarterbacks in the entire sport. The LA Chargers are yet to give Herbert his first career playoff win but there is no denying how immensely talented Herbert is.
Herbert has broken down barriers and set numerous records early on in his career and he has done so despite having the deck stacked against him. Herbert had one of the worst offensive lines in the sport his rookie year and an offensive coordinator that treated him like 40-year-old Drew Brees in years two and three.
Let's also not forget about the laundry list of injuries the Chargers suffered in 2022, including two different injuries that Herbert ended up playing through. After all that he was still able to lead the Chargers to a 10-win season and have a decent year (even if it was bad for his standards).
The sky is the limit for Herbert as he is good enough to not only lead the Chargers to the Super Bowl but be the league's MVP if all goes well. With Kellen Moore calling the shots on offense now, it is not absurd to think that Herbert could have the best year of his young career in 2023.
While he is undoubtedly one of the best in the sport and is a legitimate candidate to be the league's MVP, he is not the best quarterback in the division. Herbert would be the best QB in several divisions throughout the NFL. The AFC West, unfortunately, is not one of them.