“He’s Going to Be in a Division with Patrick Mahomes”- Analyst Heaps Praise on Justin Herbert

Published 11/12/2020, 6:25 PM EST
Nov 8, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) is tackled by Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (96) during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


NFL rookie Justin Herbert has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame since making his league debut in Week 2 against the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs.

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A last-gasp rib injury to Taylor forced Los Angeles Chargers Head Coach Anthony Lynn to hand Herbert his NFL debut sooner than anticipated.

The young quarterback almost led the Chargers to a memorable win. However, the Chiefs were saved by kicker Harrison Butker, who scored a last-second field goal to seal a narrow 20-23 win at the Allegiant Stadium in September.

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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

Herbert went 22 of 33, throwing for 311 yards with 1 passing touchdown in that game. He’s gone from strength-to-strength ever since. Along with Joe Burrow, Herbert’s name is also being tossed around for the NFL Rookie of the Year award.

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Justin Herbert can match the levels of superstar Patrick Mahomes, says analyst

NFL insider Adam Schefter was the latest critic to heap praise on the promising Chargers quarterback, Justin Herbert. The former University of Oregon player has taken to the NFL like a fish to water.

Herbert has thrown for 2,100+ yards with an impressive 17 passing TDs against 5 interceptions with a pass completion rate of 67.3 and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

“Justin Herbert has been probably the most impressive of the group so far. To date. He looks like he’s going to be in a division with Patrick Mahomes.

“With those two dueling it out, and he’s having similar success to what Mahomes did in his first season as a full-time starter for the Chiefs putting up those kinds of numbers.

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“He’s been athletic, smart, sharp, runs, throws, deep balls, touch accuracy. Justin Herbert is a shining star in this league,” Schefter said on the show.

Oct 12, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) looks to pass against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Herbert is certainly stamping his authority as a starter for the Chargers in 2020. After displacing Taylor in Week 2, Herbert has played in 7 games for the Chargers. He has just 1 win to his name but is putting up some impressive numbers for a rookie quarterback under coach Anthony Lynn.

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If Herbert continues to play the way he is playing right now, it won’t be soon before he makes himself a household name across America. Chargers fans expect great things from this 22-year-old kid from Oregon. Let’s hope he doesn’t disappoint.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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