There is no denying that the LA Chargers struck gold by drafting Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Many teams go through the quarterback carousel, which sometimes can last longer than a decade. Not the Chargers. The Bolts went from Philip Rivers to Justin Herbert.
Rivers is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in NFL history because he did not have the team success that some of his peers had. Chargers fans are hopeful that Herbert's story will be different and that he will eventually deliver the franchise's first Super Bowl.
Herbert is absolutely capable of doing so as he is one of the best quarterbacks in the sport. But where does he exactly rank compared to his signal-calling peers? In what is a yearly tradition for us here at Bolt Beat, it is time to rank Herbert and all 32 starting quarterbacks in 2023 (this year via a tier list).
Ranking Chargers' Justin Herbert and all 32 starting quarterbacks (tier list):
Tier 9: Wait, how did this guy become our quarterback?
- 32. Joshua Dobbs/Clayton Tune, Arizona Cardinals
- 31. Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Arizona Cardinals waived Colt McCoy and still have not announced who has won the starting quarterback job between Joshua Dobbs and Clayton Tune. Arizona head coach Jonathan Gannon stated that it is a "competitive advantage" to not announce the starter. News flash: it won't matter.
Baker Mayfield has been announced as the quarterback who will replace Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. This is Mayfield's last chance to be a starter in this league as he has not looked good at all in recent years.