The LA Chargers were coming off of a sloppy, disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys and were forced to go into Arrowhead and take on the Kansas City Chiefs. While it was certainly a daunting task, Justin Herbert and co. got the job done and won, 30-24.
Herbert is now 2-1 in his career against the Chiefs, albeit the first win was against the Chiefs' second-stringers. Regardless, Herbert took the Chiefs to overtime in his first career start and very easily could have won that game as well. In fact, if Anthony Lynn goes for it on fourth and two, as Brandon Staley did on fourth and nine, then Herbert might just be 3-0 against the Chiefs.
Regardless, Herbert is proving that he is approaching Patrick Mahomes' level and is doing so fast. There are not many quarterbacks who can duel toe-to-toe with Mahomes and Herbert is proving that he can.
Any talk of him regressing in year two should be out the window. Herbert has been solid through three weeks and this was his best showing yet.
How do Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes grade out in the LA Chargers win over the Kansas City Chiefs?
As we do with every notable quarterback matchup throughout the season. we have graded both Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes to determine who the better quarterback was on Sunday.
The answer in this game might already be quite clear but we still have to get into the grades. Let's start with Herbert.