Packer-turned-Charger Corey Linsley compares Justin Herbert to Aaron Rodgers

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Chargers center Corey Linsley played in Green Bay for seven seasons before signing with the Chargers last year, and he says he sees a lot of similarities between the quarterbacks he’s snapped to, Aaron Rodgers and Justin Herbert.

“Aaron has the same thing, that fire, perfectionist-type attitude,” Linsley said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “When Aaron was on, and he can’t be stopped, and you weren’t on, he was gonna let you know. Because he has that perfectionist, competitive fire inside of him. And that’s what Justin has.”

Linsley said Herbert has a burning desire to be the best quarterback in football.

“He just has that inside of him where he’s just like, ‘I want to be the best, I want to be the best that I can be. I want my team to be the best and I’m not going to let anything stop me.’ He watches more film than I’ve ever seen, he’s in the weight room doing weighted pullups, just getting after it, man. I mean it’s 24/7, and that type of mindset speaks to the type of player he’s going to be,” Linsley said of Herbert.

Whether Herbert can have the career Rodgers has had remains to be seen, but for a player who’s only 24 years old, Herbert looks like he has a very promising career ahead of him.

34 responses to “Packer-turned-Charger Corey Linsley compares Justin Herbert to Aaron Rodgers

  1. Quite an endorsement from his center! A lot to live up to. A high bar to which to aspire.

  2. I see no correlation. One QB is trusted immensely on 4th down, the other, not so much.

  3. When you’re talking a post season fizzler like myself or a big ego, no one compares to me.

  4. People (media) read WAY too much into these off-season sound bites.
    I know it’s a rough time for coverage, but there’s got to be better content to be made than repeating all the hypeman comments all summer.

  5. I would expect no less of a center. I signed with team X from a team with an highly rated QB. Team X has a young QB, the correct lines are “I think he shares a lot of qualities with ” I like Justin Herbert, but when you sign someplace, a center’s job is to pump up his QB

  6. Not sure why Corey Linsley thinks a good work ethic is unique. Herbert is doing the same thing every other starting QB does…working diligently to be the best he can be.

  7. he’s in the weight room doing weighted pullups, just getting after it, man. I mean it’s 24/7,
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    Saying Rodgers cares this much is laughable

  8. And queue the Rodgers haters because they do not have the 4 time NFL MVP on their team.

  9. But Just Herbert does not think he is better and above all of his teammates.

  10. He has a competitive drive and works hard. Isn’t that pretty much every dude in the NFL?

  11. Yes, cue the A Rog hate. As a Packers fan, I acknowledge that he’s a high maintenance diva, his playoff record is a mark against him and the vaccine BS last year was, well, BS. Now let’s be real, he’s won a Super Bowl, a SB MVP (he was other worldly in that game), plus 4-time MVP with some absurd stats that may take decades to equal. His TD to Int ratio across his career is stupid good. I love Herbert, have him on my fantasy team, but in terms of pelts on the wall, A Rog has him dwarfed at this point, as he should considering the age difference. Let’s see how Mr. Herbert’s career progresses. There are many great QB’s who don’t come close to Rodgers records, the haters can stew on that.

  12. Rodgers has more Super Bowl wins than 10 NFL Franchises… including the Chargers..

    Breakfast for the haters is served…

  13. Pats have slapped him already twice. He looks good, but he won’t be Aaron Rodgers.

  14. I don’t think anybody’s doing these young quarterbacks any favors with these comparisons. Just let them be themselves.

  15. Rusty Nale says:
    May 20, 2022 at 9:17 am
    Not sure why Corey Linsley thinks a good work ethic is unique. Herbert is doing the same thing every other starting QB does…working diligently to be the best he can be.
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    I’m trying to figure out what article you read. Linsley said he sees the same desire to be the best as he saw in Rodgers. It’s the same work ethic I want my QB to have. Nowhere does Linsley say either QB is the only one to do that. Some people only read what they want to read rather than what’s on the page.

  16. And queue the Rodgers haters because they do not have the 4 time NFL MVP on their team.
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    1 time Super Bowl winner and numerous playoff losses.

  17. David says:
    May 20, 2022 at 10:46 am
    Yes, cue the A Rog hate. As a Packers fan, I acknowledge that he’s a high maintenance diva, his playoff record is a mark against him and the vaccine BS last year was, well, BS.
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    Sounds like some pretty good reasons to cue up ” the A Rog hate.”

    A guy can be an HOFer and still be apretty despicable human being.

  18. Herbert will go down as the best QB in our era. Forget Mahomes Burrow, and Allen, the golden boy will be the new standard. 4.0 biology student, did any of the aforementioned even graduate?

  19. You gotta love how full of pluck and vigor and talk Viking fans are every offseason, only to have their hopes dashed again in November. Rinse and repeat year in, year out.

    What’s even funnier is how they have the nerve to make fun of Rodgers playoff record and number of Superbowl wins, which ecplipses their franchises entire 60 year history. But I guess if you can’t win, talk.

  20. Pathetic Patriots fans have to troll a Chargers/Packers thread simply to troll Josh Allen.
    The fear is palpable.

  21. You gotta love the arrogance of some cheesers. Their favorite team has a couple dusty Lombardi trophies in the case and it means at least 3 things: (1) they are experts and better football fans; (2) fans of less successful teams are automatically precluded from critiquing the Pack; and (3) their GM, coaches and players can do no wrong. But I guess if they’re that deluded, they can discount the unmitigated gall of opposing fans actually voicing an opinion.

  22. One would take a 4 time Super Bowl winner over a 4 time MVP (popularity award like the Grammys and Oscars) and playoff choker.

  23. One would take a 4 time Super Bowl winner over a 4 time MVP (popularity award like the Grammys and Oscars) and playoff choker.
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    We’d all like to root for a team capable of winning 4 Super Bowls.

    Unfortunately, one can count those teams on a single hand.

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