Justin Herbert makes history

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Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert found out just before kickoff that he’d be getting his first NFL action on Sunday. And when opportunity knocked, Herbert pulled the door wide-ass open.

Herbert became only the third player in the NFL’s 101 seasons to have 300 or more passing yards and a rushing touchdown in his first career game. Herbert joins Otto Graham in 1950 and Cam Newton in 2011 with that’s accomplishment.

Despite Herbert’s performance, the Chargers continue to take the position that Tyrod Taylor will be the starter when healthy. Taylor necessarily will have a smaller margin for error when he returns, if Herbert continues to play like he did on Sunday.

10 responses to “Justin Herbert makes history

  1. Look, nobody seems to care about the chargers anymore at this point, but I do like Justin Herbert and I hope he does well.

  2. Anthony Lynn would be foolish not to play Herbert, Tyrod Taylor is not the future or even the present

  3. Taylor could barely get by the Bengals, Herbert almost beats the defending champs. I don’t think there’s really a controversy here.

  4. Chargers acting like Tyrod is Brees or Brady. Appreciate them showing him respect but they did kinda couch it with the ‘if he’s 100%’ comment. Easy to say he’s not 100% and roll with the kid

  5. I wasn’t expecting much of a game, but he gave the chargers the spark needed to give the Chiefs everything they had and almost had them. Looking forward to some great rivalry games between the two teams finally.

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