NFL Hall of Famer Compares Justin Herbert with Josh Allen and Tom Brady

October 17, 2020 1:58 pm

An injury to first-choice quarterback Tyrod Taylor ahead of the Week Two fixture against the Kansas City Chiefs meant that rookie Justin Herbert would start for Los Angeles Chargers at the SoFi Stadium.

After an indecisive to the game, the youngster displayed flashes of brilliance against the reigning Super Bowl champions.

He went 22 of 33, throwing for 311 yards with 1 passing TD and 1 interception. Despite his performance, the Chargers fell to a 20-23 loss in their first game at their new home stadium.

The Chargers have lost all four games in his absence with Herbert as their starting quarterback. However, the 2020 NFL first-round pick has amassed a few new admirers over the past few weeks, including one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL.

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Brett Favre believes that Justin Herbert can emulate Josh Allen, Tom Brady

Green Bay Packers great and NFL Hall of Famer, Brett Favre, made an appearance on the SiriusXM NFL Radio show earlier this week. He was asked to give his opinion on Los Angeles Chargers quarterback, Justin Herbert. Here’s what he replied.

“Do [Justin Herbert’s] teammates play hard for him? Also, Do they like to play for him and with him? Do they rally around him?

“And I see that with Justin Herbert, much like Josh Allen in his first few years, and now, we’re seeing the transformation that they had hoped.

Sep 20, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Jalen Guyton (not pictured) against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

“And that’s what Justin Herbert – yeah, he can make all the throws, but so what if he can’t make every throw? Tom Brady can’t make every throw but my gosh, he’s darn near perfect, and guys love him.

“So Justin Herbert has that and that’s what you’re seeing, and that’s what you hope when you draft a guy in the first round, or to be the next, you know, the next guy and he certainly has it,” Favre said on the show.

Comparing the young Chargers shot-caller to players like Josh Allen and Tom Brady could come across as a bit of an exaggeration. But it seems like the 3-time NFL MVP Brett Favre knows what he’s talking about.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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