After several weeks of questions concerning the Los Angeles Starting Quarterback, Head Coach Anthony Lynn had decided on his starter moving forward, Justin Herbert.
Last month just before kickoff of his first NFL Game, Herbert was thrust into the spotlight and named the Starting Quarterback after Tyrod Taylor was further injured by the doctor who was supposed to give him a shot for his injured ribs and instead punctured his lung.
Herbert who was in the spotlight at Oregon got used to the situation quickly. He showed his arm strength and despite some rookie mistakes, kept his team in the first three games of the season with a chance to win the game in the final minutes. In some cases, on the final play. His teammates also want him to succeed.
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In his first week as the starter vs the Kansas City Chiefs, he had a few jitters but got comfortable quickly. His biggest mistake was on a run in the third quarter where he could have gotten a first down and he threw downfield across his body. It was his first career interception. Earlier in the game, he also had his first career touchdown. In his first two career games, the rookie threw for over 300 yards and came close in his third, a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady.
Justin Herbert had the Los Angeles Chargers in that game as well throwing a 73-yard touchdown pass in a back and forth battle midway through the second half. The Bucs won the game 38-31.
Head Coach Anthony Lynn has named Herbert the starter for the remainder of the season after what he has seen the last three weeks, and why not? He went into that first game with minimal, if any, reps with the first team. He has had shown more consistency with the playbook and the offense each week and now has the job of getting his team some wins along with teammates that want him to succeed.
The coming weeks are going to be fun to watch as the local Eugene product and former Oregon Duck will lead his childhood favorite team on the field. The Los Angeles Chargers will face New Orleans and Drew Brees on Monday Night Football this week on October 12th. Kickoff is set for 5:15 pm Pacific Time on ESPN.