This afternoon, Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn made it official, naming rookie quarterback Justin Herbert the quarterback for the rest of the season. Originally, Lynn had said that Week 1 starter Tyrod Taylor would remain the lead signal-caller when he returned from his unfortunate injury.
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn announces rookie Justin Herbert will be the starting QB going forward @brgridiron pic.twitter.com/edayrUPWpH
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 8, 2020
This has to be a welcomed announcement for Chargers fans. Even though Taylor is a solid quarterback, it is the right move is to continue to start Herbert.
Ever since taking over, Herbert has really impressed. In three starts, Herbert has been able to compile a stat line of 931 yards, 5 touchdowns, and a completion percentage of 72%. And although the Chargers have lost all three of his starts, the rookie has been able to keep them in games against the Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Now I know the Panthers aren’t considered a great team, but that does not matter much. What matters is that Herbert has been able to hang in there and play well against NFL competition despite missing out on a normal training camp due to COVID-19.
Justin Herbert joined Patrick Mahomes as the only QBs since the merger with at least 850 passing yards and a 100+ passer rating over their first 3 career games.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) October 6, 2020
So good on the Chargers for making the right move. Herbert’s play really forced their hand, but actually committing to him is great for the team and the rookie quarterback’s confidence.
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