The Chargers moved on from longtime quarterback Philip Rivers, who joined the Colts in free agency. Justin Herbert is the one who will eventually take over the starting job under center.
Rivers was the starter at quarterback for the Chargers in 14 of his 16 seasons with the team. Can Herbert enjoy success in Los Angeles?
The Chargers took Herbert No. 6 overall in the NFL Draft. Herbert was considered the third-best quarterback in this year’s class behind Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa. Herbert had a solid performance in the Senior Bowl, he has physical traits and he ended his Oregon career with a Pac-12 Championship and Rose Bowl win on January 1st.
The talented signal-caller threw for 3,471 yards, 32 touchdowns and six interceptions in 14 games last season, completing 66.8 percent of his passes (7.4 percent more than in 2018 when he had a 59.4 completion percentage).
Herbert told Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network that he has no pressure about potentially becoming the face of the franchise and headlining the marquee of the brand new SoFi Stadium. He said that it’s “an incredible opportunity.”
Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn had this to say about Herbert:
“What is there not to like about him? I think he answered every question and passed every test. This was a four-year senior. This guy goes to the Senior Bowl, he’s MVP there. He goes to the Combine, competes his tail off at the Combine. Has his pro day. Did everything we asked him to do. All he did was lead his team to the Rose Bowl his senior year and he made plays.”
The Chargers at +800 to win the AFC West and that is a bet I won’t take because the Chiefs are in that division. I did find a prop that I like. Herbert will have Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Austin Ekeler and Hunter Henry as weapons at his disposal so I will take the Chargers to make the playoffs at +175.
Los Angeles Chargers To Make the Playoffs
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