Justin Herbert unveils new haircut at OTAs and Chargers fans are loving it

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The LA Chargers are expected to become a balanced offense under new head coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, but the offense will still live and die with Justin Herbert. Many Chargers fans aren't happy that the Chargers want to establish the run, but it's better than the alternative of asking Herbert to carry the team on his shoulders.

Given the wide receivers that Herbert will be throwing to, a change in offensive philosophy probably isn't the worst idea. Kellen Moore tried to establish the run last season, but Austin Ekeler wasn't cut out for the job. An improved scheme, offensive line and running back room should pay huge dividends.

Change has been the theme of the Chargers' offseason. Herbert has stated his excitement to work under Harbaugh, but he's embraced LA's wholesale changes in a different way: by changing up his personal appearance.

Chargers fans are loving Justin Herbert's newest haircut

Herbert haircuts have been a touchy subject for Chargers fans, but this new style has received positive reviews.

Back in 2020 during the pandemic, Herbert chopped off his luscious locks and resembled a high school student. With barber shops and salons shut down amid quarantine, Chargers strength coach John Lott cut the QB's hair. The cut went viral as fans were devastated that Herbert's flow was gone.

Herbert would rock his adored long hair for the next two years only to chop it off again in January while he was sidelined with a broken finger. The look wasn't nearly as bad as 2020 but it was short enough to shock the system of Chargers fans who had grown accustomed to Herbert's free-flowing hair. In some weird way, his long hairstyle accentuates the aura of his logic-defying arm talent.

Herbert's new look is a happy medium of the two. It's not quite long enough to flow through his helmet, but not short enough to where he looks half his age. Who knows? Considering that the 2024 regular season is still four months away, Herbert's locks could return just in time for Week 1.

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