Los Angeles Chargers star Justin Herbert is extensively thought of to be a high 10 quarterback within the NFL and can have his first playoff take a look at in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night time.
Herbert led the Chargers to their first 10-win season since 2018. With 4,739 passing yards within the 2022 season, he turned the primary NFL quarterback to succeed in the 4,000-yard plateau in every of his first three seasons. He added 25 landing passes and 10 interceptions to his stat line.
Over the final couple of weeks, the previous Oregon standout has made some unimaginable throws to his vast receivers which have made NFL pundits scratch their heads and marvel how. His backups Chase Daniel and Easton Stick each made clear in a current interview with ESPN that what they’ve seen from Herbert – so far as his throwing – has not been “regular.”
“The throws he makes will not be regular,” Daniel stated. “I’ve been a whole lot of locations, seen a whole lot of issues, and I’m right here to inform you: That stuff ain’t regular.”
Herbert, whilst he enters a world of NFL stardom that he may by no means even have dreamed about and is out in entrance in shampoo commercials, is lovingly chided by his teammates for his modesty. ESPN famous how Herbert speaks in “we” and never “I.” One teammate went so far as to say that Herbert even turned down the sport ball, routinely given to a participant who stands out in a specific sport.
“He’s like, ‘No. No. No.’ We’ve advised him, ‘Justin, you have to cease being so modest.’ He’s like, ‘No, man.’ If advised him, ‘Man, I can not imagine that sidearm throw you made in opposition to Indy,’ and he stated, ‘It was solely doable since you guys stopped them on protection,’” Chargers defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko advised the outlet.
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“He’s simply too good, and he would not like being within the highlight. He’s the identical with us as with everybody else. What you see is what he offers us. It’s not a present or a façade. He’s a humble, silent killer with nice hair.”
The good-guy persona got here up final yr as effectively, when Gabe Nabers shed some gentle on the quarterback’s greatest pet peeves.
“The first time we went buying, I used to be like, ‘Eh, I’ll depart it proper right here,'” Nabers recalled in an interview with ESPN in 2021, referring to a buying cart. “And he stated, ‘No. Take all of it the best way again.'”
Herbert backed the story up, saying: “I like issues neat.”
“Things have a spot, and they need to be put again the place they arrive from.”
Herbert stated on the time that he favored that folks didn’t actually know an excessive amount of about him.
“I want I knew folks on the Giants roster that might clarify what Eli Manning was all about — how he acted within the huddle,” he stated. “I guess when he stepped onto the sphere, he had management of the offense. Because he needed to. And possibly he’s soft-spoken off the soccer discipline, and possibly he would not love all the eye, however I do not assume loving the eye and needing it’s a requirement to be a very good soccer participant.”
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.