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Tampa Bay Coach Bruce Arians Compares Justin Herbert to Patrick Mahomes

Tampa Bay Coach Bruce Arians Compares Justin Herbert to Patrick Mahomes

Los Angeles Chargers’, Justin Herbert, started in his third-straight game on Sunday. A rib-injury to starting quarterback, Tyrod Taylor, has seen the rookie make his NFL debut sooner than expected. However, the youngster has shown flashes of brilliance in the limited game time he’s been given in 2020.

Herbert led the Chargers to a 24-14 lead against Tom Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers at half-time on Sunday. Unfortunately, he could not prevent a loss as the Bucs fought back to win the game by a 38-31 scoreline.

Herbert threw for 290 yards with three passing TDs and one interception as the Chargers lost their third game of the season. Here’s what opposition coach Bruce Arians said about Herbert in the post-game interview.

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Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert makes an impression on Bruce Arians

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Jalen Guyton on Sunday.
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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians was left impressed by the performance of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert in Sunday’s win at the Raymond James Stadium. He praised the youngster and compared him to Super Bowl LIV MVP, Patrick Mahomes.

“I told Anthony after the game, ‘You’ve got a great one.’ That retreating play – that looked like Mahomes where we had an all-out blitz and he just kept retreating and threw a dime down the field. For rookies to make plays like that, you know they’re special,” Arians told NFL Network reporter James Palmer.

Tom Brady had a field day in the latest win over Los Angeles Chargers

Tom Brady throws in Sunday's opening weekend loss to New Orleans Saints
Sep 13, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The veteran NFL coach also spoke about the impact of Tom Brady in Tampa Bay since arriving in the offseason. He added, “I can honestly say had this been last year, we’d have gotten our [butts] beat by 20 [points]. This team has a ton of character and playmakers. We started making plays and you can see when we don’t beat ourselves, we’re going to be a tough team to beat.”

Brady was inspirational in the second half. He put in a stellar display with a game-winning performance in the last two quarters. The 6xSuper Bowl winner threw for 369 yards with five TDs and one interception to hand the home team their third-straight win of the season. Next up, The Bucs play the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Week Five.

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