Chargers Week 4 winner: Justin Herbert
It was not a monster game by any means for Justin Herbert. In fact, from a pure passing standpoint, you could make the case that this was his worst game of the season. Herbert completed 13 of 24 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown while throwing his first interception of the season.
While the passing numbers were not gaudy like they were the week before there were a lot of additional factors in this game. The Chargers really struggled in pass pro without Corey Linsley and it was clear that the team was still adjusting to life without Mike Williams.
But at the end of the day when the Chargers needed him to make a play Justin Herbert delivered. He found Joshua Palmer for a 51-yard completion on third down to ice the game and did so while he had a cyborg-like finger split on his non-throwing hand.
More importantly, Herbert showed a willingness to use his legs. The star quarterback rushed for 27 yards with two rushing touchdowns. The pressure was prominent on Herbert in this game and he was able to extend plays with his legs and truly get the most out of this offense.
That is what makes Herbert a special quarterback. Even when he and the offense is not at its best he can muster something depending on the situation to put the Chargers in a position to win. That is a trait that only the elite quarterbacks in the league have.