Who would have thought that the Los Angeles Chargers and the Jacksonville Jaguars would have put together one of the best games on Sunday.
After the Jags marched down the field and took the lead late in the third quarter, Justin Herbert responded with a 70-yard dime to Jalen Guyton to tie the game up.
Chargers answer! ⚡️
Herbi throws a bomb to Jalen Guyton for the 70-yard touchdown ✌️pic.twitter.com/TPdFuEpLk5
— ChargerNationCP (@charger_cp) October 25, 2020
After a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, the Chargers capitalized on the short field and scored a touchdown to take a 36-29 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Chargers never looked back, eventually winning the game 39-29 giving Justin Herbert his first-ever NFL win.
Justin Herbert’s critics that said he was “just a thrower and not a passer” have to eat their words on this one. He was phenomenal in this game, going 27-of-43 for 347 yards and three touchdowns and added 66 yards and one score on the ground as well.
Herbert proving critics wrong seems to be a familiar trend this year. Scouts were so quick to point out the deficiencies in Herbert that they failed to recognize the talent and leadership that the Chargers quarterback exudes.
Herbert has been praised continually for his ability to be cerebral and excel on the offensive end through the most important muscle for a quarterback, his brain.
Prior to this week’s game against Jacksonville, Herbert has a 68.8 completion percentage, 1,195 yards, nine touchdowns and only three interceptions in four games this season. Those numbers are even more impressive after this week.
The Chargers went 0-4 in that span before Sunday’s victory, but don’t be so quick to look at merely just wins and losses. The Chargers have lost every game by only one score, meaning they were in every game.
They also took the Saints to overtime, and were one kick away from taking the Chiefs to overtime as well.
Given the injuries to Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen, what Justin Herbert is doing on the football field is nothing short of spectacular.
He has to be one of the top candidates to win rookie of the year so far.