It’s safe to say the Los Angeles Chargers made the right choice when they selected former Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft.
Herbert concluded his rookie season on Sunday by setting multiple NFL records for first-year passers, including touchdown passes and completions.
Justin Herbert rookie records:
🥇 TD passes (31)
🥇 Completions (396) pic.twitter.com/n7vdz74REK
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And while Herbert’s success is great news for Chargers fans, the better news is the fact Los Angeles finished the season on a four-game winning streak thanks in large part to Herbert’s ability to put the team on his back when it was needed most.
Herbert finished his rookie season throwing for 4,336 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. He was the third quarterback chosen in the 2020 draft behind the Bengals’ Joe Burrow (No. 1 overall) and Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa (No. 5 overall). It’s pretty safe to say he’s trending to be the best of the bunch after their first year in the league.