Justin Herbert Week 6 grade: D+
It might seem unfair to give Justin Herbert such a bad grade when he only had one turnover and still threw for 195 yards, especially considering the Chargers were plagued with drops in this game. However, Herbert has a higher standard than most other quarterbacks and him performing at a level like this deserves at least a D+ grade.
Yes, Herbert did not get any help from his receivers but his ball placement has also not been the best, either. The LA Chargers offense has been humming because of Herbert's immaculate ball placement and he just did not have it in Week 6.
Not only was his ball placement off but Herbert did not do a good job in working through his progressions. Herbert said after the game that the Ravens did a great job of doubling Keenan Allen, when in reality, the Ravens were simply doing a good job in disguising their pre-snap defense to force Herbert to go to a certain matchup, which often was one-on-one against Marlon Humphrey.
The middle of the field is where the Chargers should have been attacked. Yes, the play-calling deserves some of the blame but so does Herbert. He was often lasered into his pre-snap read and would go that direction regardless. It was definitely a learning moment for the young quarterback.
All in all, Herbert completed 22 of 39 passes for 195 yards with one touchdown and one interception. While then loss stung, it is a good thing that this is a bad game from Justin Herbert. As much as we love Philip Rivers, we have seen far too many multiple-interception games as his bad games. I will take this over that any day of the week.
Justin Herbert will go into the bye week, make some adjustments and should come out to torch the New England Patriots in Week 7 at home.