In today’s NFL, the best quarterbacks are considered to be (in no particular order) Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Joe Burrow.
Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers is sometimes mentioned just outside of that group, but he is also sometimes overlooked as an elite quarterback, perhaps because his team isn’t a Super Bowl contender.
The Chargers posted a video on their official Twitter account that reminded everyone how elite Herbert is at finding his receivers downfield from long distance.
77 seconds of justin herbert absolutely slinging it pic.twitter.com/FLqGyBZcVI
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) June 20, 2023
With 4,739 yards, 25 touchdown passes, and a 93.2 passer rating last season, Herbert’s stats were down a bit from the previous season.
But there is no denying his incredible talent and ability.
At 6-foot-6 and nearly 240 pounds, he is one of the bigger and stronger signal-callers in the game, and his arm strength is something to behold.
Even better, Herbert’s ball placement on his passes is incredibly accurate.
He is able to complete passes when there is a very tight catch radius, and he puts the ball exactly where his receivers prefer to catch it.
This coming season, Herbert will have a new target in rookie Quentin Johnston, who was a first-round pick in April’s draft.
Johnston is considered a legitimate speed threat, the likes of which Los Angeles has lacked for some time.
If Johnston pans out, he can make life easier for Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the team’s two main wideout threats.
Perhaps all the Chargers need is good health in order to make the playoffs again and make some noise there.NEXT: Justin Herbert Has High Praise For 1 Chargers Rookie