Chargers QB Justin Herbert receives ultimate praise from Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski
The Los Angeles Chargers are so far off to one of their promising starts to a season in years, as second-year quarterback Justin Herbert has led the team to an early 3-1 record.
Herbert is so far avoiding a sophomore slump. The 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year winner simply continues to garner much acclaim in a season where he has recorded nine passing touchdowns to go along with a passer rating of 100.1.
Herbert’s next notable test on the season will come against the 3-1 Cleveland Browns in Week 5. For Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, he sees plenty of potential in Herbert at this stage in his career.
“Great size, great skillset throwing the ball,” Stefanski said during a press conference on Wednesday. “Athletic. I think he has good command of what they are doing and what they are asking him to do. He is spreading the ball around to a bunch of their playmakers. He is playing at a really high level.”
As pointed out by Stefanski, Herbert simply continues to build formidable chemistry with his main weapons on offense, from wideout Keenan Allen to running back Austin Ekeler. The latter has been a vital contributor to the Chargers offense this season, which has so far included a team-high 424 yards from scrimmage.
With much attention already on him, Herbert sure will look to post another standout performance and lead the Chargers to a win over Cleveland in Week 5. A win in this matchup could open give Los Angeles a possible one-game lead in the AFC West standings pending results from other games over the week.