It’s mandatory minicamp season and that means it’s hype season. What does that mean? No matter who it is, NFL players everywhere are getting hyped up because of the shape they’re in, the confidence they exude, or just because there are no other headlines in the middle of the summer.
Justin Herbert has been the subject of plenty of hype this offseason, and for good reason.
Some players grab headlines for being in good shape, or stepping up as a leader in the offseason, or just continuing to look like a star after a breakout season. The former Oregon football star has done all three.
Drew Brees was at Chargers minicamp on Wednesday and the newly-retired NFL quarterback legend had some incredibly high praise for the second-year quarterback.
When a future Hall of Fame quarterback and one of the most prolific passers in NFL history says that a young player’s “physical tools are as good as anybody I’ve ever seen”, you listen. Also saying the sky is the limit has to have Chargers fans glowing with excitement for the future.
Brees likes what he sees in Herbert, and what’s not to like?
Oregon football fans aren’t surprised by the early success
You know who isn’t shocked that Herbert went from backup early in his rookie season to franchise record-breaker, becoming the first-ever quarterback in Chargers history to pass for 30-plus touchdowns and 10 or fewer interceptions with a 65 percent completion rate? You guessed it: Oregon fans.
The Ducks were wildly successful offensively when Herbert was still in Eugene and seeing him break out as a rookie just validating everyone’s belief in him as an NFL star.
Oregon fans have become Charger fans over the past year and if Herbert continues to get better and soaks in some advice (you know he got some) from someone like Brees who thinks highly of him, he’s not going to be far from a Super Bowl and yearly Pro Bowl appearances.