Reaching the playoffs should be Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert‘s goal.
He hasn’t done that in two seasons but came close to clinching a postseason spot last year.
A draw with the Las Vegas Raiders was all they needed.
However, the Raiders edged them to end their season.
Despite falling short of the AFC playoffs, the former Oregon standout has never failed to dazzle.
In his rookie season, he completed 66.6 percent of his passes for 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns.
He also added five rushing touchdowns from 234 yards.
Last year, he raised his game with 5,014 passing yards, 302 rushing yards, and 41 total touchdowns (38 passing, three rushing).
He was also the 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year and became the first quarterback to record 30 touchdown passes in each of his first two seasons.
Herbert’s arm strength does help him perform at a high level.
However, that’s only part of the equation because you should also consider his mental fortitude.
Justin Herbert's coaches are confident in his arm talent and mental game.
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FOX Sports NFL shared a quote from Chargers quarterback coach Shane Day, saying, “I have this huge folder (on my computer) called ‘Why Justin’s the greatest QB of all time.’ It’s like 67 plays. If I’ve had a bad day, I just watch that.”
Herbert Is A Future Superstar
As the Chargers continue to rise, so will Herbert’s impact on the league too.
The scary part is that he is just getting started and has a great team around him.
He is protected by a solid offensive line with Corey Linsley and Rashawn Slater.
There’s the versatile Austin Ekeler, who can dominate the game both ways.
His receiving corps has Mike Williams, Joshua Palmer, Jalen Guyton, DeAndre Carter, and Keenan Allen.
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