It seems as though Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn finally discovered what us Duck fans have already known for years: Justin Herbert is LEGIT!
Despite losing his first three starts, Herbert has looked far more polished than anyone expected coming into the season. The Eugene native has thrown for 300 yards in two out of three games and has even showed glimpses of the 2020 Rose Bowl as a rusher.
Herbert has proved to be more than capable in his spot starts, even competing against the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady to begin his young career. In last week’s game against Brady and the Buccaneers, Herbert showed Lynn and the rest of the Chargers staff that he deserved to remain starting. He completed 80% of his passes which resulted in 290 yards in the air and three passing touchdowns. He even was a drive away from beating the Bucs; however, Herbert did throw a late-game interception that sealed the Chargers fate.
Justin Herbert keeps making “WOW” throws every week! pic.twitter.com/KEcLbN7bbl
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) October 5, 2020
Now coming into a Monday Night Football showdown against the New Orleans Saints, the Chargers had the choice to return to a healthy Tyrod Taylor or keep riding the wave of their promising young rookie. Here is what Lynn had to say:
“I did not take that decision lightly. It’s not a decision where [Herbert’s] going to be looking over his shoulder… Justin’s our quarterback.”
The vote of confidence from his head coach should only booster Herbert’s performance moving forward. Tune in to ESPN for Monday Night Football and watch as Herbert looks for his first win against another veteran legend in Drew Brees.
Top Photo by Tom Corno
Brad Nye, the FishDuck.com Volunteer editor for this article, is a land conservation attorney in Central Oregon.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Garrett grew up as a die hard Giants, Warriors & 49ers fan. However, as a child, he remembers watching De’Anthony Thomas and LaMicheal James highlights online which prompted a fascination with the Ducks.
Fast forward a few years and Garrett is a Junior at the University of Oregon, majoring in Sports Business while also minoring in Journalism and Spanish. As a student, Garrett has yet to miss a home football game and nor does he plan to.
When not watching or writing about sports, you can find Garrett playing intramural football and basketball or in the library completing his studies. But do not be surprised if he has a game on or a sports podcast playing in the background.
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