Despite a strong college career, Justin Herbert wasn't seen as a surefire star at the NFL level. The Los Angeles Chargers picked him sixth overall in the 2020 draft, giving him the chance to prove his detractors wrong. And he has done just that.

In the Chargers' Thursday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Herbert surpassed Andrew Luck for the most passing yards by any player in his first two seasons. He needed just 29 games to pass Luck, who set the record in 32 games with the Indianapolis Colts.

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Herbert has been a dominant force the moment he stepped into the league but has truly shown how good he can be this season. He came into tonight with 30 touchdown passes on the season to go along with 3,822 passing yards. Last season, he threw for 4,336 yards and 31 touchdowns en route to winning the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.

With a record of 8-5, the Chargers boast one of the best offenses in the NFL. With a cool 27.0 points per game, they rank eighth in the league in scoring. Immediately after franchise legend Philip Rivers left the team, Los Angeles now has its quarterback for the foreseeable future, and maybe longer.

The Chargers look like they are back to being a strong team behind Herbert, who has Los Angeles just a game behind Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs for the AFC West's top spot.