Chargers’ Brandon Stanley Says Offensive Line Will Allow Justin Herbert to Be His Best

Published 05/14/2021, 6:06 AM EDT
Nov 22, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws the ball against the New York Jets in the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


The Los Angeles Chargers are building a strong team right now. The Chargers have created a solid project with Justin Herbert leading the pack. For LA, their focus is on building a Super Bowl contending team.

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Currently, the front office has been doing everything in their power to help the current Offensive Rookie of the Year have more weapons around him.

Los Angeles Chargers star Brandon Stanley spoke recently in an interview about the Chargers. He says that the offensive line wants to provide better protection to star quarterback Justin Herbert next season.

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The progress Herbert makes is what is going to allow the whole team to improve. He spoke about how exciting a prospect Herbert is, and how his play matches some of the more experienced players in the league.

Oct 4, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter of a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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“We want to be a complete offense and we really want to be a complete team. And I think that’s what’s going to allow Justin to be as good as he can be.

“I think everybody knows how special he is, but I think what we wanted to be able to do is become a line-of-scrimmage team. Those guys that you mentioned in free agency, those guys have all played at a really high level up front in this league.” 

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Stanley further added that Herbert and Corey Linsley will be dictating and controlling much of the team. And that is going to work very well for them going forward.

Stanley then further praised several players in the team and noted how excited he was about the upcoming season. The weapons that the Chargers have will help them perform well next season.

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“And we feel like Corey Linsley and Justin kind of being able to run the show in the middle of our team, that’s going to be a winning edge for us. But just becoming a more physical team. We drafted Rashawn, who we’re really, really excited about.

“And I think that that’s gonna allow our skills guys to really express themselves. You guys know, Keenan (Allen), Mike (Williams), Austin (Ekeler), Jared Cook.

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“We’ve got a lot of weapons and it’s certainly going to allow Justin to play at a high level.”

Will the Los Angeles Chargers have a strong season next year? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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