NFL names Justin Herbert October’s top offensive rookie

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Justin Herbert didn’t open the season as the Chargers’ starting quarterback, but he took over for an injured Tyrod Taylor in Week 2 and it doesn’t look like he’ll be giving up the job anytime soon.

Herbert was 67-of-102 for 901 yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception over the team’s last three games. He also ran 18 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in last Sunday’s win over the Jaguars.

That win was the Chargers’ first since Herbert became their starter and he also set a new personal best with 347 passing yards against Jacksonville.

On Thursday, the NFL announced that Herbert has been named the league’s top offensive rookie for October. More of the same over the final two months of the season should have him in the running for the yearly award as well.

9 responses to “NFL names Justin Herbert October’s top offensive rookie

  1. It’s hard to believe he fell to the Chargers. The scouts on those teams picking ahead of LA have some explaining to do to their owners and fan bases.

  2. He’s been good, but Justin Jefferson averaged 6 catches 117 yards and 0.75 tds a game in October.

  3. I thought Herbert had a very long road ahead if he was to ever become a respectable NFL QB. I was wrong. Where he may still have work ahead in improving his accuracy, he makes up for this with ability to command the position, field vision, and athleticism. He has he presence of somebody who as has been at it for a long time. And I very much enjoy watching him play.

  4. The Bengals had a certain contingent pushing for him over Joe Burrow (who they loved); they coached him in the Senior Bowl and were just raving about how good he was going to be. As a Bengals fan, I’m obviously happy with Burrow, but I’m not surprised he’s turned out to be strong.

  5. He looks like the real deal but I watched him at Oregon and he’s exceeded my expectations so far, so I can’t blame those few teams that passed on him. Burrow and Tua seemed like safer bets, and Chase Young seems like the next Bosa. And the Giants didn’t want Herbert because he doesn’t look like Eli Manning.

  6. When I saw he was an Oregon QB, my mind went to Joey Harrington and I wrote off Herbert. I’m glad I was wrong. He’s a weapon and will be leading the Chargers for years to come. Let’s hope they can build a solid team around him.

  7. This kid has the ‘it’ factor. Every Chargers game I’ve seen, he is the best player on the field between both teams. Chargers got a good one.

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