For the second consecutive matchup, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots outclassed the LA Chargers at Sofi Stadium. Though it wasn't the 45-0 horror show and shellacking that last year was, it was still a pretty convincing Patriot victory despite the somewhat misleading 27-24 final.
Twenty-three year old signal callers Justin Herbert and Mac Jones are most comparatively known for how efficiently and impressively they each process information pre snap and make a great decision post snap.
Today, each of them didn't have their best stuff for their standards. But, considering Herbert is a far more talented athlete with a stronger arm and made the critical mistakes, Jones clearly won the day..
But how did the LA Chargers and New England Patriots' signal-callers grade out?
Let's hand out report cards for the young quarterbacks, each experiencing their first taste of the inevitable growing pains that comes with playing under center at the pro level.
First, let's dive into Justin Herbert's game grade.