Despite the ups and downs of a losing season for the Los Angeles Chargers, Quarterback Justin Herbert showed why he was the sixth overall pick, and fans along with critics are talking about it.
The rookie records that he was able to take down were in part because of his talent, and also partly because of his teammates. He will be the first one to tell you that. The 2020 campaign ended with the firing of Head Coach Anthony Lynn last week, but not before he had the chance along with fans to watch something truly special throughout the very odd 2020 season.
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The former Oregon Quarterback showed up and showed out. He threw for a new rookie record 31 touchdown passes along with averaging close to 300 yards passing per game in his first season in the NFL. According to NFL.com, Herbert has already emerged as one of the top ten players at his position.
Fox Sports did a fan poll of sorts for the 2020 NFL on Fox Awards. The results were announced on Friday after a week-long vote. While Aaron Rogers took Most Valuable Player, Justin Herbert was named Offensive Rookie of the Year for the Los Angles Chargers. He garnered 48 percent of the vote in the category.
With the Chargers dismissing Head Coach Anthony Lynn, they will need to find his replacement and keep the positive momentum going. What I do not want to see is what happened to Marcus Mariota, who now finally seems settled in with the Raiders after a turbulent time in Tennessee with the Titans.
The Chargers have a decision to make. Several names make the list of potentials including Joe Brady from the Carolina Panthers. Buffalo Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll could also be an interesting option. When new head coaches are hired, they can decide on their own coordinators. The Chargers brass could also look at a Defensive minded Head Coach.
Justin Herbert had the Los Angeles Chargers in almost every game this season despite a 6 and 9 record. The team also finished the 2020 season on a four-game winning streak. The 2021 Season brings the NFC East into the fold. The team will host New York and Dallas and visit Philadelphia and Washington.